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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. Charles Fraser:

    It's puzzling that they don't ask some basic questions about quality, they pay, but they don't know what they're paying for.

  2. Helena Cronin, 1992:

    Imagine a world without Darwin. Imagine a world in which Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace had not transformed our understanding of living things. What... would become baffling and puzzling..., in urgent need of explanation? The answer is: practically everything about living things....

  3. Carol Raymond:

    Ceres has really surprised us, the first images have produced some really puzzling features.

  4. Nelson Smith:

    One thing puzzling is that some lenders are looking at the original charter documents or they may be looking at newspaper articles but not at the summative reports that actually address performance, for the lenders, the most obvious risk is making an investment in a school that doesn't last very long.

  5. Richard Neal:

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

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. articulate
    • B. aculeate
    • C. soft-witted
    • D. arbitrary

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