Definition of Bemusement

1. Noun. Confusion resulting from failure to understand.


Definition of Bemusement

1. Noun. The characteristic of being bemused. ¹

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Definition of Bemusement

1. [n -S]

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bemusement (current term)
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Literary usage of Bemusement

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1. Romance & Tragedy by Prosser Hall Frye (1922)
"and confusion, a swimming of the head or a ringing of the ears, a sensation of intoxication and exaltation, of bemusement and wonder — but (dare I say so in ..."

2. Literary Reviews and Criticisms by Prosser Hall Frye (1908)
"... to us—what does it matter how a purely factitious character, a man or a woman in a book, may spend the time in low intrigue or witless bemusement, ..."

3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"In the meantime, we recommend that you use home in on instead. honeymoon A curiosity noted with bemusement by ..."

4. The Never-ceasing Search by Francis Otto Schmitt (1990)
"This very kind and thoughtful gesture of these students still impresses me forty-eight years later when I take it off the shelf in bemusement. ..."

5. A Woman and the War by Frances Evelyn Maynard Greville Warwick (1916)
"... from his study and to bring him upon the shabby stage whereon the tragi-com- edy of party politics is played for the bemusement of the general public. ..."

6. A Kaleidoscope of Digital American Literature by Martha L. Brogan, Daphnée Rentfrow (2005)
"... research has been viewed by their peers with a combination of skepticism and bemusement, tinged by awe, if only at their colleagues' quixotic daring. ..."

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