Meaning of “puzzled” in the English Dictionary

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"puzzled" in British English

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puzzledadjective

uk /ˈpʌz.əld/ us /ˈpʌz.əld/

B2 confused because you do not understand something:

He had a puzzled look on his face.
I'm still puzzled as to why she said that.
I'm really puzzled that I haven't heard from Liz for so long.

More examples

  • The director confessed himself to be puzzled by the company's losses.
  • She had a puzzled expression on her face.
  • He frowned as he read the instructions, as if puzzled.
  • You look puzzled - are you with me?

(Definition of “puzzled” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)