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Emotional ImpactPlay
Bewilder often implies a sense of frustration or helplessness. SlideThe foreign language instructions bewildered the tourists, making them feel helpless.
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Less IntensePlay
'Bewilder' is less intense than 'flabbergast' which suggests shock. SlideHer unexpected question bewildered him, but didn't flabbergast.
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Sudden ConfusionPlay
Use 'bewilder' when confusion arises suddenly, not over time. SlideHis abrupt change in topic bewildered his audience.