perplexment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From perplex +‎ -ment.

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Noun[edit]

perplexment (uncountable)

  1. The state of being perplexed; perplexity. [from 19th c.]
    • 1974, Karl Edward Wagner, ‘Sticks’:
      Colin Leverett studied it in perplexment – half a dozen odd lengths of branch, wired together at cross angles for no fathomable purpose.