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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzlingadjective

    not clear to the understanding

    "I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later"; "prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries"

  2. confusing, perplexing, puzzlingadjective

    lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity

    "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement"

Wiktionary

  1. puzzlingnoun

    Time spent pondering something confusing.

  2. puzzlingadjective

    Difficult to understand or explain; enigmatic or confusing; perplexing

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puzzling

    of Puzzle

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of puzzling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of puzzling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of puzzling in a Sentence

  1. Darren Curnoe:

    I know these fossils better than anyone. They are anatomically very puzzling, even if they are modern humans, as the DNA suggests, how do we reconcile that ? Perhaps people's anatomical form in the past -- over long timescales -- was very' plastic' and responded to the environment and lifestyle of these early people. This could be something we have lost since we took up farming.

  2. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    How can you change the fruit without changing the root ?! It is not puzzling matter ? Why did you make it so ?!

  3. Richard Neal:

    To consider a bill of this magnitude without a CBO score is not only puzzling and concerning, but also irresponsible.

  4. Karine Hirn:

    Some of the recent policy measures taken by China's authorities in the markets have been quite puzzling and it hasn't really increased confidence among foreign investors, that has prompted some investors to closely follow the intervention tactics taken by authorities rather than analyzing and investing fundamentals which we think is required.

  5. Harley LeBon:

    It is puzzling to me as to why Maryland Child Protective Services continues to accuse these parents of being negligent under a law which seemingly applies to children being left alone in buildings or cars, now it appears Child Protective Services have stretched the law to apply to walking home from a school and to a playground ? I guess the question to consider is,' Is Child Protective Services the state's job to determine whether our children are independent enough to walk to and from the playground or is it the parent's decision ?'.

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