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bewilderment

[bih-wil-der-muh nt] /bɪˈwɪl dər mənt/
noun
1.
bewildered state.
2.
a confusing maze or tangle, as of objects or conditions:
a bewilderment of smoke, noise, and pushing people.
Origin of bewilderment
1810-1820
1810-20; bewilder + -ment
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n.

1820, "condition of being bewildered," from bewilder + -ment; meaning "thing or situation which bewilders" is from 1844.

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