meaning of bemuse

bemuse meaning in General Dictionary

To muddle daze or partly stupefy as with liquor

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  • reason to be puzzled emotionally
  • To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, much like alcohol.

bemuse meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"to make utterly perplexed," from be- + muse (compare amuse); attested from 1735 but most likely older, as Pope (1705) punned onto it as "devoted entirely on Muses."


bemuse meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To muddle, daze, or partially stupefy, just like liquor.