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synonyms for puzzlement

  • bewilderment
  • perplexity
  • befuddlement
  • discombobulation
  • distraction
  • fog
  • gauze
  • glaze
  • haze
  • maze
  • muddle
  • mystification
  • narcosis
  • shock
  • stupefaction
  • stupor
  • trance
  • bewilderedness
  • lala-land
  • muddledness
  • nadaville
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antonyms for puzzlement

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  • clearness
  • consciousness
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How to use puzzlement in a sentence

A common reaction to stories of athlete mental health struggles is puzzlement.
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In his old age he became an ardent spiritualist, much to my surprise and puzzlement, and he died in that faith.
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Scientists began giving serious consideration to the unusual phenomenon, pottering around in the pits, wearing airs of puzzlement.
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Much to the speaker's surprise, there followed an interval of silence, and his puzzlement showed in the knitting of his brows.
WITHIN THE LAWMARVIN DANA
Mel knowed; a state of puzzlement or even a good mad's a mighty sight better than bein' all harrowed up and grief-stricken.
IN THE ARENABOOTH TARKINGTON
I was looked upon with some doubt, and scanned from hurrying cars with puzzlement.
THE SOUL OF JOHN BROWNSTEPHEN GRAHAM
For a brief moment a light of puzzlement lingered in Kerwin's eyes.
ANN ARBOR TALESKARL EDWIN HARRIMAN
"But you told me the buccaneers stripped you of your money," he said, with a look of puzzlement.
HUMPHREY BOLDHERBERT STRANG
It was the assistant's turn to frown, but the brow-wrinkling was of puzzlement.
EMPIRE BUILDERSFRANCIS LYNDE
He grinned again at the cloud of puzzlement on my face, and rose holding out his hand.
THE MOUNTEBANKWILLIAM J. LOCKE
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WORDS RELATED TO PUZZLEMENT

  • bafflement
  • bewilderedness
  • bewilderment
  • confusion
  • discombobulation
  • fog
  • obfuscation
  • perplexity
  • puzzlement
  • stupefaction
  • stupor
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