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puzzlement

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpuzzlementpuz‧zle‧ment /ˈpʌzəlmənt/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 formalCONFUSED a feeling of being confused and unable to understand something
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puzzlementThis women's protest was received with expressions of outrage and puzzlement by men within the dominant political culture.But their eyes met over the plate; and a faint puzzlement flared into the Grand Duchess's.Her flag of meanings dimmed in puzzlement.She shook her head in puzzlement.The wind was strengthening in their faces, and more than one man looked up at the sky in puzzlement.Angry amazement dwindled into puzzlement of the what-on-earth-are-you-doing-here? variety.To misuse or break the rules of winking is to produce misunderstanding, puzzlement, complaint, or some other social reaction.Three hours later, to our puzzlement, a small fishing boat scurried up in our wake, firing red distress rockets.
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