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be·muse / biˈmyoōz/ • v. [tr.] [usu. as adj.] (bemused) puzzle, confuse, or bewilder (someone): her bemused expression she was accepted with bemused resignation by her parents as a hippie. DERIVATIVES: be·mus·ed·ly / -zidlē/ adv. be·muse·ment n.

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