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From wild, probably suggested by wilderness, and as to form by wander.


wilder (third-person singular simple present wilders, present participle wildering, simple past and past participle wildered)

  1. To bewilder, perplex
    • 1922 A. E. Housman, Last Poems XXIV, lines 29-30
      Now, to smother noise and light,
      Is stolen abroad the wildering night,
    • 1913, Smyrnaeus Quintus, The Fall of Troy[1]:
      Now in their hearts those wildered Trojans said That once more they beheld Achilles' self Gigantic in his armour.
    • 1879, Emma Lazarus, The Poems of Emma Lazarus[2]:
      More tender, grateful than she could have dreamed, Fond hands passed pitying over brows and hair, And gentle words borne softly through the air, Calming her weary sense and wildered mind, By welcome, dear communion with her kind.
    • 1854, Effie Afton, Eventide[3]:
      Deep and far within the ether stretched my eyes their anxious gaze, While the swelling thoughts within me grew a wild and wildered maze, Then came floating on the distance, softly to my listening ears, Low, thrilling harmonies of worlds whirling in their bright spheres.

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  1. comparative form of wild: more wild

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  1. First-person singular present of wildern.
  2. Imperative singular of wildern.