The 'bewilderment' group
These nouns refer to feelings that are the cause of an action or reaction.
She stared at him in bewilderment.
Gill seems to have trouble with his guitar and, in a fit of pique, throws it across the stage.
He had clenched his fists in frustration as he had listened to the speeches.
With some of these nouns, especially agitation, confusion, delight, desperation, excitement, frustration, and surprise, the noun group sometimes begins with a possessive determiner.
in admiration in agitation in agony in alarm in amazement in amusement in anger in anguish in anticipation in appreciation in astonishment in awe in bewilderment in confusion in consternation in delight in despair in desperation in disbelief in disgust in dismay in embarrassment in exasperation in excitement in fascination in frustration in gratitude in horror in puzzlement in relief in shame in shock in surprise in sympathy in terror in triumph in wonderment in a fit of ...
In our excitement, we had overlooked the system's flaws.