One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘they wandered about with bemused expressions’
bewildered, confused, puzzled, perplexed, baffled, stumped, mystified, stupefied, nonplussed, muddled, befuddled, fuddled, dumbfounded, at sea, at a loss, at sixes and sevens, thrown, thrown off balance, taken aback, disoriented, disconcerted, discomposed, troubled, discomfited, unnerved, shaken, shaken up, dazed, stunned, astonished, astounded
informal flummoxed, bamboozled, discombobulated, clueless, fazed, floored, beaten
Canadian NZ Australian informal bushed
archaic wildered, mazed, distracted
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