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puzzlement

[puhz-uh l-muh nt] /ˈpʌz əl mənt/
noun
1.
the state of being puzzled; perplexity.
2.
something puzzling.
Origin of puzzlement
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25; puzzle + -ment
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puzzlement

/ˈpʌzəlmənt/
noun
1.
the state or condition of being puzzled; perplexity
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Word Origin and History for puzzlement
n.

1822, from puzzle + -ment.

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