puzzlement

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noun puz·zle·ment \ˈpə-zəl-mənt\

Definition of puzzlement

  1. 1 :  the state of being puzzled :  perplexity

  2. 2 :  puzzle

Examples of puzzlement in a sentence

  1. The cause of the accident has been a source of puzzlement.

  2. The explanation only increased their puzzlement.

1731

First Known Use of puzzlement

1731


PUZZLEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

puzzlement

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noun puz·zle·ment \ˈpə-zəl-mənt\

Definition of puzzlement for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling of being confused because something is difficult to understand

  • : something that is difficult to understand


PUZZLEMENT Defined for Kids

puzzlement

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noun puz·zle·ment \ˈpə-zəl-mənt\

Definition of puzzlement for Students

  1. :  the state of being perplexed She had a look of puzzlement on her face.



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