- ADJ-GRADEDIf you are bemused, you are puzzled or confused.
He was rather bemused by children...
Mr. Sebastian was looking at the boys with a bemused expression.Syn:Derived words:bemusedly ADV-GRADED ADV after v
He was staring bemusedly at the picture of himself.
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bemused — (adj.) 1735, pp. adjective from BEMUSE (Cf. bemuse) (v.). Related: Bemusedly … Etymology dictionary
bemused — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, seem, sound ▪ become ADVERB ▪ a little, slightly, etc … Collocations dictionary
bemused — be|mused [bıˈmju:zd] adj [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: MUSE1] looking as if you are confused = ↑bewildered ▪ a bemused expression bemused by ▪ He looked slightly bemused by all the questions. >bemusedly [bıˈmju:zıdli] adv >bemusement n … Dictionary of contemporary English
bemused — be|mused [ bı mjuzd ] adjective confused: BEWILDERED: My father looked slightly bemused. They exchanged bemused glances. ╾ be|mus|ed|ly [ bı mjuzədli ] adverb … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bemused — UK [bɪˈmjuːzd] / US [bɪˈmjuzd] adjective confused My father looked slightly bemused. They exchanged bemused glances. Derived words: bemusedly UK [bɪˈmjuːzɪdlɪ] / US [bɪˈmjuzədlɪ] adverb bemusement UK [bɪˈmjuːzmənt] / US [bɪˈmjuzmənt] noun… … English dictionary
bemused — adjective 1. deeply absorbed in thought as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class lost in thought a preoccupied frown • Syn: ↑deep in thought, ↑lost, ↑preoccupied • … Useful english dictionary
bemused — adjective looking as if you are confused: a bemused expression on his face … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
bemused — adjective bemused expressions on their faces Syn: bewildered, confused, puzzled, perplexed, baffled, mystified, nonplussed, muddled, befuddled, dumbfounded, at sea, at a loss, taken aback, disoriented, disconcerted; informal flummoxed, bamboozled … Thesaurus of popular words
bemused — bemuse ► VERB ▪ confuse or bewilder. DERIVATIVES bemused adjective bemusement noun … English terms dictionary
bemused — bemusedly /bi myooh zid lee/, adv. /bi myoohzd /, adj. 1. bewildered or confused. 2. lost in thought; preoccupied. [1695 1705; BEMUSE + ED2] * * * … Universalium