bemused - Dictionary definition and meaning for word 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
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