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  • bemusement — 1881, from BEMUSE (Cf. bemuse) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bemusement — [[t]bɪmju͟ːzmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Bemusement is the feeling that you have when you are puzzled or confused by something. A look of bemusement mixed with alarm spread across their faces …   English dictionary

  • bemusement — bemuse ► VERB ▪ confuse or bewilder. DERIVATIVES bemused adjective bemusement noun …   English terms dictionary

  • bemusement — noun see bemuse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bemusement — See bemusedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • bemusement — noun The characteristic of being bemused …   Wiktionary

  • bemusement — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being so lost in solitary thought as to be unaware of one s surroundings: absent mindedness, abstraction, brown study, daydreaming, muse2, reverie, study, trance. See AWARENESS …   English dictionary for students

  • bemusement — n. confusion; state of having one s attention occupied …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bemusement — be·muse·ment …   English syllables

  • bemusement — noun confusion resulting from failure to understand • Syn: ↑bewilderment, ↑obfuscation, ↑puzzlement, ↑befuddlement, ↑mystification, ↑bafflement • Derivationally related forms: ↑bemuse, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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