puzzlement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From puzzle +‎ -ment

Noun[edit]

puzzlement (countable and uncountable, plural puzzlements)

  1. The confusing state of being puzzled; bewilderment
  2. A puzzle.
    • 2007 October 14, Alex Mindlin, “1924, Through an Ancestor’s Eyes”, in New York Times[1]:
      The diary contains plenty of small puzzlements.