Definition of Bemused

1. Adjective. Deeply absorbed in thought. "A preoccupied frown"

Exact synonyms: Deep In Thought, Lost, Preoccupied
Similar to: Thoughtful
Derivative terms: Preoccupancy



2. Adjective. Perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment. "She felt lost on the first day of school"
Exact synonyms: At Sea, Baffled, Befuddled, Bewildered, Confounded, Confused, Lost, Mazed, Mixed-up
Similar to: Perplexed
Derivative terms: Confusedness

Definition of Bemused

1. Verb. (past of bemuse) ¹

2. Adjective. deeply thoughtful; preoccupied ¹

3. Adjective. perplexed and bewildered ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bemused

1. bemuse [v] - See also: bemuse

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Literary usage of Bemused

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"I was initially bemused by your Aug. 14 front page story on the Dull Men's Club —letter to the editor, Wa/I Street Jour., 28 Aug. 1980 It bemused me greatly ..."

2. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"bemused. The idiot strum of vanity bemused, Ep.fr. Esopus to Maria, Ben [In, Into the Inner room; the Inner room]. Blythe wa& she but and ben, . ..."

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