AskDefine | Define bemused

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bemused adj
1 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" [syn: deep in thought(p), lost(p), preoccupied]
2 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" [syn: baffled, befuddled, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea]

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Verb form

  1. past of bemuse


  1. deeply thoughtful; preoccupied
  2. perplexed and bewildered

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

absent, absentminded, absorbed, abstracted, addled, beery, besotted, blind drunk, castle-building, crapulent, crapulous, daydreaming, daydreamy, distrait, dizzy, dreaming, dreamy, drenched, drowsing, drunk, drunken, ecstatic, elsewhere, engrossed, far-gone, faraway, flustered, fou, full, gay, giddy, glorious, half-awake, happy, in a reverie, in liquor, in the clouds, inebriate, inebriated, inebrious, intoxicated, jolly, lost, lost in thought, maudlin, meditative, mellow, merry, mooning, moonraking, muddled, museful, musing, napping, nappy, nodding, oblivious, pensive, pipe-dreaming, preoccupied, rapt, reeling, shikker, sodden, somewhere else, sotted, stargazing, taken up, tiddly, tipsy, transported, unconscious, under the influence, woolgathering, wrapped in thought
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