bemuse bemuse  /bɪ ˈmjuz/

Definition(s):

  • (v) cause to be confused emotionally

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Conceptualism remains vastly influential in contemporary art, leading to seemingly baffling pieces that scandalize or bemuse audiences still.
  2. It varies erratically, and a subtle enemy might bemuse the missile with false-face magnetism.
  3. Their glass, like their furniture and fabrics, was designed to bemuse the eye as a Henry James novel bemuses the mind.

News

  • Septaper Surprise!: 20 Wonky Financial Slang Terms You Probably Didn’t Know

    Slang, linguist Jonathan Lighter once wrote, is a way to convey an insider’s wry appraisal, something to boost a slangster’s ego by showing familiarity with concepts that bemuse others. That description may help explain why slang is so prevalent in the financial world, a generally bemusing place where insider knowledge reigns supreme. Right now, the wonky buzzwords making the rounds are Septaper ...
    on September 26, 2013     Source: Swampland

Quotes

  • "Clive has opted to play for Worcester next season and I am a bit disappointed," said Davies. "He has made a decision which I respect, but it does bemuse me. He has had a couple of knee injuries, but we looked after him and supported him when...
    on Apr 7, 2004 By: Phil Davies Source: guardian.co.uk

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