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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bemused, deep in thought(p), lost(p), preoccupiedadjective

    deeply absorbed in thought

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

  2. baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at seaadjective

    perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

    "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"

Wiktionary

  1. bemusedadjective

    deeply thoughtful; preoccupied

  2. bemusedadjective

    perplexed and bewildered

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bemusedadjective

    Overcome with musing; dreaming: a word of contempt.

    Etymology: from to muse.

    Is there a parson much bemus’d in beer,
    A maudlin poetess, a rhiming peer? Alexander Pope, Epistles.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bemused in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bemused in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bemused in a Sentence

  1. Ronald David Laing:

    We are bemused and crazed creatures, strangers to our true selves, to one another, and to the spiritual and material world -- mad, even, from an ideal standpoint we can glimpse but not adopt.

  2. Ben Lyons:

    We've been bemused for some time at the lack of share price depreciation in light of the deteriorating earnings profile for the group and we've been skeptical for many months about the dividend policy of the company, it's interesting to see how things have played out reasonably rapidly. Brazil was certainly one of the major catalysts.

  3. Martin Boon:

    Bemused? You have every right to be, if you want to ask me, which is unlikely, the answer you’d get is 'I just don’t know,'.

  4. Tyson Barker:

    Europeans have considered the last four years extremely distasteful. They've been bemused by Trump's envoys, like Richard Grenell in Germany, who have turned up and started behaving like Fox News anchors and insulting the country they were supposed to be building relations with.

  5. Martin Boon:

    Bemused? You have every right to be, if you want to ask me, which is unlikely, the answer you’d get is 'I just don’t know.'.

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  • verwirrt, verwundert, irritiert, verblüfft, nachdenklich gestimmtGerman

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