Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Middle English; from the Old French muser "meditate, waste time"
  • brood cogitate consider dream
  • contemplate deliberate
  • ignore
  • disbelieve discard dismiss disregard forget
1. to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject
2. to comment thoughtfully or ruminate upon
1. A) Upon finally finishing the book, I couldn't help but muse about the ending. B) She wanted more than anything to muse over the decision with a cup of tea, yet things were moving ahead quickly.
2. A) As he began to muse about the nature of reality, she wondered if she could stomach another of his lectures. B) The painting encouraged people to muse about its meanings, but no one seemed to have any idea what it was trying to convey.
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