What does puzzling mean?

Definitions for puzzling
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling(adj)

    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, puzzling(adj)

    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. puzzling(Noun)

    Time spent pondering something confusing.

  2. puzzling(Adjective)

    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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    You would never know what the future may hold, especially when you see all the doors getting closed. It may be the mysterious way Supreme Power encourages and empowers you to either look for or create a new door that would lead you to your destination. Tough times in life can be puzzling at times, and yet there must be an answer. Have faith in God, and confidence in yourself - always!

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ?'.

  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. Daniel Baker:

    It's almost like these electrons are running into a glass wall in space, somewhat like the shields created by force fields on 'Star Trek' that were used to repel alien weapons, we are seeing an invisible shield blocking these electrons. It's an extremely puzzling phenomenon.

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