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adjective uk   /bɪˈwɪl.dər.ɪŋ/ us    /-dɚ.ɪŋ/
confusing and difficult to understand: He gave me directions to his house, but I found them utterly bewildering.Confusion, confusing and feeling confused making you feel confused because you cannot decide what you want: The college offers a bewildering range of courses.Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
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