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bemused

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

suffering from mental confusion
  • new federal regulations that the easily bemused should make no attempt to read and understand

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bemused

verb
past tense of bemuse

Synonyms & Antonyms of bemused (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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The first known use of bemused was in 1734

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“Bemused.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bemused. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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