One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A feeling of confusion through lack of understanding.‘news reports expressed puzzlement over the crime’‘I scratched my head in puzzlement’count noun ‘the mysteries and puzzlements of child-rearing’
- ‘The diary contains plenty of small puzzlements.’
- ‘Most foreign observers might be forgiven for a little puzzlement at all the fuss.’
- ‘His brow furrowed in puzzlement.’
- ‘Harriet had observed this growing estrangement with genuine puzzlement.’
- ‘My surprise and puzzlement grew after I read the following passage.’
- ‘There is serious puzzlement about some of his choices.’
- ‘There seems to be some puzzlement as to why liberals are skittish about the deficit commission.’
- ‘He looked at her with slight puzzlement, even resentment.’
- ‘That technology was rolled out earlier this month, to widespread puzzlement.’
- ‘Kate scratched her head, an expression of puzzlement on her face.’
- ‘Something of my puzzlement must've shown on my face.’
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