ぼうっと

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Etymology[edit]

Generally considered to be a compound of onomatopoeia + adverbial particle . Extension of shorter version ぼっと, emphasizing an extended ongoing state of mental or visual fuzziness, vagueness, or indistinctness.

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ぼうっと (romaji bōtto)

  1. Unclearly, indistinctly, vaguely.
  2. The sound of a fire burning strongly.
  3. By extension, indicating that someone's face is flushing red: blushingly.

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