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    bemused

    bemused - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bemused

    Definition
    (adj) deeply absorbed in thought
    Example Sentence
    • as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class
    • lost in thought
    • a preoccupied frown
    Definition
    (adj) perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
    Example Sentence
    • 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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for bemused

Be mouse(think,muse) for one day. confused or bemused?

Not a mnemonic:Amuse=make someone laugh. Bemuse=make confusion. Muse=ponder. Think,confuse,laugh.

split the word bemused into be + amused, when u are amused you are in a state of surprise or confusion

be+m+used--- we are always CONFUSED to buy a BE-USED (previously used) product(car/bike/electronics)

'bemuse' sounds like 'demused' which can be split into De(without/bereft)+Mused(Muse=inspiration/mentor);thus,somebody who has lost his/her Muse is 'confused' and doesn't know what to do next

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bemused ~ be confused + used; he is thinking a lot to convert his invention into useful commercial product.

be+amused = bemused

A-muse is laugh laugh laugh. B(e) muse is confusion confusion confusion

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