Definition of bemused
1 : marked by confusion or bewilderment : dazed … he was fumbling with the sheets, and looking down at them with a slightly bemused expression as though the stuff before him was in a foreign language … — Robert Penn Warren
2 : lost in thought or reverie … as distant and bemused as a Professor Emeritus listening to the prattling of his freshman class. — Michael Straight
3 : having or showing feelings of wry amusement especially from something that is surprising or perplexing This is not another of those now popular books about a bemused outsider's sojourn in rural France, brimming with colorful locals and heart-warming anecdotes. — J. D. McClatchy
bemusedlyplay \bi-ˈmyü-zəd-lē, bē-\ adverb Harry looked bemusedly at the photograph Colin was brandishing under his nose. — J. K. Rowling
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