Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bemuse

1 sense of bemuse

Sense 1
bewilder, bemuse, discombobulate, throw -- (cause to be confused emotionally)
       => upset, discompose, untune, disconcert, discomfit -- (cause to lose one's composure)

Antonyms of adj bemused

2 senses of bemused

Sense 1
bemused, deep in thought (predicate), lost (predicate), preoccupied -- (deeply absorbed in thought; "as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown")

INDIRECT (VIA thoughtful) -> thoughtless -- (showing lack of careful thought; "the debate turned into thoughtless bickering")

Sense 2
baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea -- (perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school")

INDIRECT (VIA perplexed) -> unperplexed -- (experiencing no difficulty or confusion or bewilderment)

Similarity of adj bemused

2 senses of bemused

Sense 1
bemused, deep in thought (predicate), lost (predicate), preoccupied -- (deeply absorbed in thought; "as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown")
       => thoughtful (vs. thoughtless) -- (exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a thoughtful paper")

Sense 2
baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea -- (perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school")
       => perplexed (vs. unperplexed) -- (full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world")

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