bewilderment

[bih-wil-der-muhnt]
noun
1.
bewildered state.
2.
a confusing maze or tangle, as of objects or conditions: a bewilderment of smoke, noise, and pushing people.

Origin:
1810–20; bewilder + -ment

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bewilder (bɪˈwɪldə)
 
vb
1.  to confuse utterly; puzzle
2.  archaic to cause to become lost
 
[C17: see be-, wilder]
 
bewilderment
 
n

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bewilderment
1820, "condition of being bewildered," from bewilder + -ment; meaning "thing or situation which bewilders" is from 1844.
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Example sentences
Sometimes it seems that the only thing expanding faster than the universe is
  cosmologists' bewilderment.
Their reaction was and still is fear, not continuing bewilderment.
One begins to detect a certain amount of chicanery coupled to bewilderment in
  his views.
Plainly dressed in gray and white, she had a gentle face, but sad in its calm
  bewilderment.
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