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bemuse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bemuse

  1. 1 to hold the attention of a public that seemed more bemused by the shenanigans of celebrities than by a war being waged half a world away Synonyms of bemuse absorb, engage, busy, catch up, engross, enthrall (or enthral), enwrap, fascinate, grip, immerse, interest, intrigue, involve, occupyWords Related to bemuse allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, obsess; hypnotize, mesmerize; distract, preoccupy; hog, monopolizeNear Antonyms of bemuse bore, jade, pall, tire, weary

  2. 2 to throw into a state of mental uncertainty the stage mishap momentarily bemused the actress Synonyms of bemuse addle, baffle, bamboozle, beat, befog, befuddle, confuse, bewilder, buffalo, confound, discombobulate, disorient, flummox, fox, fuddle, get, gravel, maze, muddle, muddy, mystify, perplex, pose, puzzle, vexWords Related to bemuse stick, stump, weird out; abash, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattle; agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, stun, unhinge, unsettle, upset; beguile, cozen, deceive, delude, dupe, fool, gull, hoax, hoodwink, humbug, misguide, mislead, snow, string along, take in, trickNear Antonyms of bemuse assure, reassure, satisfy; enlighten, inform

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