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[mass noun] The fact or condition of being bemused; puzzlement:‘we turned to each other in utter bemusement’
bewilderment, confusion, puzzlement, perplexity, bafflement, befuddlement, stupefaction, mystification, incomprehension, disorientation, dumbfoundedness, astonishmentdiscombobulation, bamboozlement, cluelessnessdisconcertmentView synonyms
- ‘Asked to describe its colour, she replied ‘gosling green’, much to the bemusement of the locals.’
- ‘IT is very easy to be snooty about the work of John Steinbeck who, to the bemusement of many, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.’
- ‘All of these things cause my brain befuddlement, bemusement and general confusion.’
- ‘Environmental groups and other observers were left scratching their heads in bemusement.’
- ‘Evidence of this came two years ago when, to some bemusement, property prices began to play catch-up with less traumatised parts of the county.’
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