bemuse /bɪˈmjuːz/

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I. verb [with obj.] (usu. as adj. bemused)

1. puzzle, confuse, or bewilder

her bemused expression
he was bemused by what was happening.
II. derivatives

bemusedly
adverb


– origin mid 18th cent.: from be- (as an intensifier) + muse2.

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