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BEMUSED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bemused mean? 

BEMUSED (adjective)
  The adjective BEMUSED has 2 senses:

1. deeply absorbed in thought
2. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

  Familiarity information: BEMUSED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BEMUSED (adjective)


Sense 1bemused [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deeply absorbed in thought

Synonyms:

bemused; deep in thought; preoccupied; lost

Context examples:

as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class / lost in thought / a preoccupied frown

Similar:

thoughtful (exhibiting or characterized by careful thought)


Sense 2bemused [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

Synonyms:

at sea; baffled; bewildered; confounded; confused; mixed-up; mazed; befuddled; bemused; lost

Context examples:

obviously bemused by his questions / bewildered and confused / a cloudy and confounded philosopher / just a mixed-up kid / she felt lost on the first day of school

Similar:

perplexed (full or difficulty or confusion or bewilderment)


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