Definition of bemused adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɪˈmjuːzd//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪˈmjuːzd//
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showing that you are confused and unable to think clearly synonym bewildered a bemused expression/smile She looked somewhat shaken and bemused by what had happened. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from be- (as an intensifier) + muse2+ -ed.Extra examples I was beginning to feel slightly bemused. Sarah looked totally bemused. He looked at me with a bemused smile. Her bizarre performance left the audience looking bemused. They seem slightly bemused by their fame.
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