puzzling

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

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

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  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 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

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

    Dictionary of contemporary English

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

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 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] * * * …

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

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 puzzling — adjective his explanation was rather puzzling Syn: baffling, perplexing, bewildering, confusing, complicated, unclear, mysterious, enigmatic, ambiguous, obscure, abstruse, unfathomable, incomprehensible, impenetrable, cryptic Ant: clear …

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  • 12 puzzling — UK [ˈpʌz(ə)lɪŋ] / US adjective confusing or difficult to understand or solve That was the most puzzling aspect of the whole affair …

    English dictionary

  • 13 puzzling — /ˈpʌzlɪŋ/ (say puzling) adjective hard to understand or to relate to known information: a puzzling statement. –puzzlingly, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 puzzling — adjective 1. lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity (Freq. 2) sent confusing signals to Iraq perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it a puzzling statement • Syn: ↑confusing, ↑perplexing …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 puzzling — 1. adjective Difficult to understand or explain; enigmatic or confusing; perplexing 2. noun Time spent pondering something confusing …

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  • 16 puzzling — Synonyms and related words: able, abstruse, ambiguous, baffling, beguiling, bewildering, bothering, confounding, confusing, contradictory, cryptic, discomposing, disconcerting, dismaying, distracting, disturbing, embarrassing, enigmatic,… …

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  • 17 puzzling — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Obscure] Syn. uncertain, ambiguous, mystifying; see obscure 1 . 2. [Difficult] Syn. perplexing, abstruse, hard; see difficult 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. perplexing, confusing, bewildering, stumping, baffling,… …

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  • 18 puzzling — puz·zling || pÊŒzlɪŋ adj. perplexing, baffling; confusing, confounding; enigmatic, not easily understood puz·zle || pÊŒzl n. enigma, riddle; problem; game composed of differently shaped pieces which fit together to form a picture, jigsaw v.… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 puzzling — adj 1. enigmatic, enigmatical, baffling, bewildering, perplexing, confounding, mystifying; inexplicable, unexplainable, insoluble, insolvable, Obs. inextricable. 2. mysterious, esoteric, occult, hermetic, hermetical; secret, hidden, concealed,… …

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  • 20 puzzling — adjective Syn: baffling, perplexing, bewildering, confusing, complicated, unclear, mysterious, enigmatic Ant: clear …

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