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bemuse

Line breaks: be¦muse
Pronunciation: /bɪˈmjuːz
 
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Definition of bemuse in English:

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective bemused)
Puzzle, confuse, or bewilder: her bemused expression he was bemused by what was happening
More example sentences
  • In cities such as Prague, expatriates were glued to televisions in bars, bemused locals looking on.
  • He is still bemused by the enigmatic arrival and departure of his illness.
  • Morris was contacted, and became increasingly bemused by the investigation.
Synonyms

Origin

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

Derivatives

bemusedly

1
adverb
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.

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