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puzzlement

[ puhz-uhl-muhnt ]
/ ˈpʌz əl mənt /
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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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puzzlement
/ (ˈpʌzəlmənt) /

noun

the state or condition of being puzzled; perplexity
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