puzzling

puzzling
Synonyms and related words:
able, abstruse, ambiguous, baffling, beguiling, bewildering, bothering, confounding, confusing, contradictory, cryptic, discomposing, disconcerting, dismaying, distracting, disturbing, embarrassing, enigmatic, enigmatical, exceptional, extraordinary, fabulous, fantastic, fascinating, incalculable, incognizable, incomprehensible, inconceivable, incredible, intricate, marvelous, miraculous, mysterious, mystifying, outlandish, passing strange, perplexing, perturbing, phenomenal, problematic, prodigious, rare, remarkable, riddling, sealed, sensational, sphinxlike, strange, striking, stupendous, unapparent, unapprehended, unascertained, unbeknown, uncharted, unclassified, undisclosed, undiscoverable, undiscovered, undivulged, unexplained, unexplored, unexposed, unfamiliar, unfathomed, unheard, unheard-of, unidentified, unimaginable, uninvestigated, unique, unknowable, unknown, unperceived, unplumbed, unprecedented, unrevealed, unsuspected, untouched, upsetting, virgin, wonderful, wondrous

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  • puzzling — index debatable, difficult, elusive, enigmatic, equivocal, esoteric, hidden, inapprehensible, incomprehe …   Law dictionary

  • puzzling — [adj] confusing abstruse, ambiguous, baffling, bewildering, beyond one, difficult, enigmatic, hard, incomprehensible, inexplicable, involved, knotty, labyrinthine, misleading, mystifying, obscure, perplexing, surprising, unaccountable, unclear,… …   New thesaurus

  • puzzling — adj. 1) puzzling to (her behavior was puzzling to everybody) 2) puzzling that + inf. (it was puzzling that he went straight home) * * * [ pʌzlɪŋ] puzzling to (her behavior was puzzling to everybody) puzzling that + inf. (it was puzzling that he… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • puzzling — puzzle puz zle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {puzzled} (p[u^]z z ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {puzzling} (p[u^]z zl[i^]ng).] 1. To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus. [1913 Webster] A very shrewd disputant in those points is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puzzling — puz|zling [ˈpʌzlıŋ] adj confusing and difficult to understand or explain ▪ a puzzling fact ▪ Gary found her reaction puzzling …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • puzzling — adjective Date: circa 1659 difficult to understand or solve < puzzling symptoms > • puzzlingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • puzzling — puzzlingly, adv. /puz ling/, adj. 1. confusing or baffling: a puzzling answer. n. 2. the skill or pastime of constructing or working crossword or other puzzles. [1590 1600; PUZZLE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • puzzling — adj. Puzzling is used with these nouns: ↑aspect …   Collocations dictionary

  • puzzling — puz|zling [ pʌzlıŋ ] adjective confusing or difficult to understand or solve: That was the most puzzling aspect of the whole affair …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • puzzling — adjective confusing and difficult to understand or explain: The children showed a puzzling lack of curiosity about the new baby …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • puzzling — adjective confusing and difficult to understand or explain: The children showed a puzzling lack of curiosity about the new baby …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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