Definition of bemuse in English:

bemuse

Syllabification: be·muse
Pronunciation: /biˈmyo͞oz
 
/

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective bemused)

Derivatives

bemusedly

adverb
More example sentences
  • But he laughed anyway, and then bemusedly muttered ‘Oh, this is funny.’
  • ‘But you are the carrier company,’ I said bemusedly.
  • The parents in turn grabbed some food, had some nice Australian white wine, German beer, good conversation and bemusedly watched their kids race around.

bemusement

noun
More example sentences
  • All of these things cause my brain befuddlement, bemusement and general confusion.
  • IT is very easy to be snooty about the work of John Steinbeck who, to the bemusement of many, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
  • Asked to describe its colour, she replied ‘gosling green’, much to the bemusement of the locals.

Origin

mid 18th century: from be- (as an intensifier) + muse2.

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