Bemused means amused or surprised. When he was bemused, he was not happy with the situation.

  • She was bemused by the situation, and she didn't know what to do.

  • He was bemused by the way that the ball kept bouncing off the roof of the basket.

Definition of bemused


deeply absorbed in thought


lost, preoccupied


perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment


at sea, baffled, befuddled, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up

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Example Sentences for bemused

  • 1

    I'm a little bemused at the response.

  • 2

    Don't be bemused by the user name.

  • 3

    They bemused the guards and blasted the building.

  • 4

    My bemused responses are on the review page.

  • 5

    I'm still bemused by the accusation of bias.

  • 6

    Presley seemed bemused by all the criticism.

  • 7

    Coco is totally bemused, but keeps the dog.

  • 8

    A person watches the birds in a bemused manner.

  • 9

    The housekeepers were bemused by all the wires.

  • 10

    I was bemused by the prominent mention of the prison sentences.