be, look, seem, sound
a little, slightly, etc.
totally (BrE)

Sarah looked totally bemused.

quite (esp. BrE), rather, somewhat

I was beginning to feel slightly bemused.


Connie was rather bemused by all the attention she was getting.

Bemused is used with these nouns: ↑expression, ↑look

Collocations dictionary. 2013.


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  • bemused — (adj.) 1735, pp. adjective from BEMUSE (Cf. bemuse) (v.). Related: Bemusedly …   Etymology dictionary

  • bemused — be|mused [bıˈmju:zd] adj [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: MUSE1] looking as if you are confused = ↑bewildered ▪ a bemused expression bemused by ▪ He looked slightly bemused by all the questions. >bemusedly [bıˈmju:zıdli] adv >bemusement n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bemused — [[t]bɪmju͟ːzd[/t]] ADJ GRADED 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. Syn: bewildered Derived words: bemusedly ADV GRADED ADV after v… …   English dictionary

  • bemused — be|mused [ bı mjuzd ] adjective confused: BEWILDERED: My father looked slightly bemused. They exchanged bemused glances. ╾ be|mus|ed|ly [ bı mjuzədli ] adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bemused — UK [bɪˈmjuːzd] / US [bɪˈmjuzd] adjective confused My father looked slightly bemused. They exchanged bemused glances. Derived words: bemusedly UK [bɪˈmjuːzɪdlɪ] / US [bɪˈmjuzədlɪ] adverb bemusement UK [bɪˈmjuːzmənt] / US [bɪˈmjuzmənt] noun… …   English dictionary

  • bemused — adjective 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, ↑lost, ↑preoccupied • …   Useful english dictionary

  • bemused — adjective looking as if you are confused: a bemused expression on his face …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bemused — adjective bemused expressions on their faces Syn: bewildered, confused, puzzled, perplexed, baffled, mystified, nonplussed, muddled, befuddled, dumbfounded, at sea, at a loss, taken aback, disoriented, disconcerted; informal flummoxed, bamboozled …   Thesaurus of popular words

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

  • bemused — bemusedly /bi myooh zid lee/, adv. /bi myoohzd /, adj. 1. bewildered or confused. 2. lost in thought; preoccupied. [1695 1705; BEMUSE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

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