puzzlement

[ puhz-uh l-muh nt ]
/ ˈpʌz əl mənt /

noun

the state of being puzzled; perplexity.
something puzzling.

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Origin of puzzlement

First recorded in 1815–25; puzzle + -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for puzzlement

puzzlement
/ (ˈpʌzəlmənt) /

noun

the state or condition of being puzzled; perplexity
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