puzzled

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puzzled (comparative more puzzled, superlative most puzzled)

  1. Confused or perplexed.
    • 1848, w:William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Bradbury and Sons, 11:
      (...) when the day of the departure came, between her two customs of laughing and crying, Miss Sedley was greatly puzzled how to act.
    • 1920, Herman Cyril McNeile, Bulldog Drummond Chapter 1
      Once or twice he scratched his head, and stared out of the window with a puzzled frown. And each time, after a brief survey of the other side of Half Moon Street, he turned back again to the breakfast table with a grin.

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puzzled

  1. simple past tense and past participle of puzzle