bemused

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Simple past tense and past participle of bemuse
perplexed and bewildered
deeply thoughtful; preoccupied
{a} overcome with music
If you are bemused, you are puzzled or confused. He was rather bemused by children Mr. Sebastian was looking at the boys with a bemused expression. = bewildered + bemusedly be·mus·ed·ly He was staring bemusedly at the picture of himself. looking as if you are confused = bewildered (MUSE)
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
{s} confused, bewildered, baffled; having one's attention occupied
bemuse
To devote to the Muses
bemuse
To confuse or bewilder

For God's sake, why do people keep using 'bemused' as if it means 'amused'? asked the bemused editor.

bemuse
To confuse or bewilder, especially regarding emotional matters, for example: "For Gods sake, why do people keep using bemused as if it means amused?" asked the bemused editor
bemuse
cause to be confused emotionally
bemuse
If something bemuses you, it puzzles or confuses you. The sheer quantity of detail would bemuse even the most clear-headed author. = bewilder
bemuse
To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, as with liquor
bemuse
{f} confuse, bewilder, baffle; occupy one's attention
bemused
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