bemuse'ment

bemuse'ment
bemuse'ment noun
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Main Entry:bemuse

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  • bemuse — be•muse [[t]bɪˈmyuz[/t]] v. t. mused, mus•ing. 1) to bewilder; confuse 2) to cause to become lost in thought • Etymology: 1695–1705 be•mus′ed•ly ˈmyu zɪd li adv. be•muse′ment, n …   From formal English to slang

  • bemusement — 1881, from BEMUSE (Cf. bemuse) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reverie — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. daydream, musing, fancy, brown study, woolgathering. See imagination, inattention. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. meditation, musing, daydream, woolgathering; see dream 1 , fancy 2 , reflection 1 . III… …   English dictionary for students

  • study — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. meditation, research, examination, investigation; library, atelier, den; plan;sketch, cartoon; étude. v. investigate, weigh, consider, examine; scrutinize; con; memorize; ponder; hit the books (inf.) …   English dictionary for students

  • trance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. daze, stupor; abstraction, ecstasy; somnambulism, sleepwalking; coma, catalepsy; hypnosis. See insensibility, imagination. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. coma, daze, brown study, insensibility; see stupor .… …   English dictionary for students

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