Definition of 'bemused'
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The pupil gave me a rather bemused look before saying he had been last night and preferred their pizzas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She seems bemused by the attention. Times, Sunday Times (2017)We are left bemused rather than shocked. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Signs are meant to inform and advise but some leave us bemused and amused. The Sun (2009)She sometimes seemed bemused by his drive and his success. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was slightly bemused by his success. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He says that for most of his twenties his parents were bemused rather than anxious or intolerant. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Day seems a little bemused by my question. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She seems bemused by the idea. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are confused, bemused and affronted. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Then both slightly bemused, we considered our news and how best to tell our relations! Times, Sunday Times (2010)My family were slightly bemused, although my father was delighted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Throughout their half-hour in the limelight the couple seemed bemused by the turnaround in their fortunes. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He's still slightly bemused by the phenomenon. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Now that he has, he does seem slightly bemused by it all. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I was a bit bemused at the interview. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I think we were a bit bemused initially as it was essentially just a demo. The Sun (2011)A rather bemused declarer won trick two with the eight of clubs! Times, Sunday Times (2013)I think he was a bit bemused. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A lot of my friends are a bit bemused by the whole thing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yesterday the couple stepped out into the brilliant afternoon sunshine to face the cameras, looking happy if somewhat bemused. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The bemused little chaps often ask their dad why they can't have their photo taken and be in magazines like they used to. The Sun (2012)A handful of the migrants stood around the makeshift stage, looking a little bemused and somewhat put upon. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Keeping an eye on the trends in a rather bemused fashion were Britain's farmers. The Sun (2010)The world and history, one suspects, are somewhat bemused. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'bemused'
British English: bemused ADJECTIVE
If you are bemused, you are puzzled or confused.
He was rather bemused by children.
Definition of bemused from the Collins English Dictionary
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