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bemused

[ bih-myoozd ]
/ bɪˈmyuzd /
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adjective
bewildered or confused: a bemused expression on his face.
lost in thought; preoccupied.
mildly amused, especially in a detached way.

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Origin of bemused

First recorded in 1695–1705; bemuse + -ed2

words often confused with bemused

See bemuse.

OTHER WORDS FROM bemused

be·mus·ed·ly [bih-myoo-zid-lee], /bɪˈmyu zɪd li/, adverbun·be·mused, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for bemused

bemused
/ (bɪˈmjuːzd) /

adjective
preoccupied; lost in thought

Derived forms of bemused

bemusedly (bɪˈmjuːzɪdlɪ), adverb
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