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bemused

[bih-myoozd] /bɪˈmyuzd/
adjective
1.
bewildered or confused.
2.
lost in thought; preoccupied.
Origin of bemused
1695-1705
1695-1705; bemuse + -ed2
Related forms
bemusedly
[bih-myoo-zid-lee] /bɪˈmyu zɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
unbemused, adjective
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  • “But I wanted you to read it,” Gusterson said bemusedly, staring.

  • Dasinger happened to be bemusedly studying her face once more when she opened her eyes and gazed up at him.

    The Star Hyacinths James H. Schmitz
British Dictionary definitions for bemusedly

bemused

/bɪˈmjuːzd/
adjective
1.
preoccupied; lost in thought
Derived Forms
bemusedly (bɪˈmjuːzɪdlɪ) adverb
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Word Origin and History for bemusedly

bemused

adj.

1735, past participle adjective from bemuse (v.). Related: Bemusedly.

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