you've heard of "amused" and "bemused," now get ready for... ceemused.

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I would consider amused to be a gently positive feeling, and bemused to be a gently neutral feeling. ceemused must be something gently negative. and from here on, despair has been renamed demused as it is a gently awful feeling.

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what the fuck. I googled "demused" and I got urban dictionary / other slang definitions that completely match this definition. what's going on. has someone else made this post before.

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not gonna lie, a big reason I made this post is to help me remember in the future that bemused doesn't mean the same thing as amused. I've checked the definition a million times but every time I read it I go "wait no it means something else, they wouldn't make such a similar word mean the same thing. would they? [googles]"

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@prumm I mean, amusement and bemusement both arise from cognitive dissonance... Might be cultural but it seems like amusement is more naturally positive.

That said, bemusement is what we seek in riddles and mysteries, and scientific breakthrough is more often heralded by, "Huh, that's strange," than, "eureka!"

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