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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

ChatGPT

  1. puzzling

    Puzzling refers to something that is difficult to understand, explain, or interpret because it is complex, unclear, mysterious or ambiguous. It can also refer to the act or process of solving puzzles or problems.

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. 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.

  2. Julian Barbiere:

    The discovery suggests that there are, in fact, many more large reefs out in our ocean at depths of more than 30 meters, which have not been mapped, it's quite a puzzling finding.

  3. Konnilyn G. Feig:

    Man is deeply vulnerable when faced with overwhelming evil. Instead of consolidating his energy to fight it, he wastes valuable time and effort puzzling over it, insisting it is not, cannot possibly be, what it seems.

  4. Alessio Bruni:

    How can a judge establish an offence for acts which have no definition? This is what is puzzling me, if you can give me an example, this is better than any other legal discussion.

  5. 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.

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