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Synonyms for puzzle
ˈpʌz əl

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. puzzlenoun

    Conundrum, a word of unknown origin, signifies some question or statement in which some hidden and fanciful resemblance is involved, the answer often depending upon a pun; an enigma is a dark saying; a paradox is a true statement that at first appears absurd or contradictory; a problem is something thrown out for solution; puzzle (from oppose) referred originally to the intricate arguments by which disputants opposed each other in the old philosophic schools. The riddle is an ambiguous or paradoxical statement with a hidden meaning to be guessed by the mental acuteness of the one to whom it is proposed; the riddle is not so petty as the conundrum, and may require much acuteness for its answer; a problem may require simply study and scholarship, as a problem in mathematics; a puzzle may be in something other than verbal statement, as a dissected map or any perplexing mechanical contrivance. Both enigma and puzzle may be applied to any matter difficult of answer or solution, enigma conveying an idea of greater dignity, puzzle applying to something more commonplace and mechanical; there are many dark enigmas in human life and in the course of providence; the location of a missing object is often a puzzle.

    Synonyms:
    conundrum, enigma, paradox, problem, riddle

    Antonyms:
    answer, axiom, explanation, proposition, solution

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. puzzleverb

    Synonyms:
    pose, perplex, embarrass, bewilder, confound, mystify, confuse

    Antonyms:
    enlighten, instruct, illumine

  2. puzzlenoun

    Synonyms:
    embarrassment, be wilderment, enigma, confusion, conundrum, intricacy, labyrinth

    Antonyms:
    disentanglement, solution, explanation, extrication, clue

Princeton's WordNet

  1. puzzle, puzzler, mystifier, teasernoun

    a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution

    "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler"

    Synonyms:
    teaser, mystifier, tease, tormentor, tormenter, puzzler, vexer, annoyer

  2. puzzleverb

    a game that tests your ingenuity

    Synonyms:
    mystifier, teaser, puzzler

  3. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundverb

    be a mystery or bewildering to

    "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

    Synonyms:
    drum, lay, take, cause, receive, get at, outfox, wash up, foil, start, besot, father, experience, mystify, pound, rile, stun, have, become, sustain, stay, put, scram, regulate, drive, start out, amaze, stimulate, sire, model, devil, cohere, sting, engender, get to, cleave, go, fix, scotch, pay back, annoy, stick, suffer, beat up, beat, set about, trounce, get down, thrum, incur, posture, stick by, draw, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, exhaust, overreach, stick around, set out, agitate, flap, rag, crush, arrest, stick to, develop, outwit, throw, bring, bewilder, nettle, irritate, mother, set, personate, stir up, lodge, quiver, buzz off, catch, present, scramble, wedge, shake up, make, beget, flummox, stand by, thump, cross, get, generate, bind, complicate, nark, find, outsmart, deposit, cling, obtain, vex, worry, pose, adhere, capture, position, aim, induce, ticktack, spoil, perplex, work over, tucker out, raise up, bother, bunk, gravel, begin, disturb, impersonate, fetch, discombobulate, circumvent, let, get under one's skin, frustrate, sit, astound, arrive, tick, produce, pulsate, convey, thwart, bond, acquire, come, bemuse, tucker, commove, pay off, bilk, astonish, ticktock, bugger off, beat out, hold fast, chafe, vanquish, shell, stay put, place, nonplus, commence, baffle

  4. puzzleverb

    be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide

    "We puzzled over her sudden departure"

    Synonyms:
    bewilder, get, perplex, stupefy, dumbfound, gravel, baffle, stick, vex, nonplus, pose, amaze, beat, flummox, mystify

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. puzzleverb

    Synonyms:
    perplex, embarrass, bewilder, confound, stagger, pose, nonplus, confuse, mystify

  2. puzzlenoun

    Synonyms:
    riddle, enigma, mystery, poser, knotty point

  3. puzzlenoun

    Synonyms:
    perplexity, embarrassment, quandary, nonplus

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. puzzlenoun

    Synonyms:
    enigma, conundrum, intricacy, maze, crux, riddle, rebus, poser, confusion, quandary, perplexity, nonplus, bewilderment

  2. puzzleverb

    Synonyms:
    mystify, pose, nonplus, perplex, bewilder, confuse

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How to use puzzle in a sentence?

  1. James McGregor:

    How do you stay in this market and do the least damage to your core business - that's the puzzle everybody is focusing on now.

  2. Martin Hauser:

    No one knew I existed because no one told them I existed. My mom told nobody. My dad told nobody, and if it wasn't for the law changing in North Carolina and for me able to get my daddy's death certificate, I wouldn't be able to put the rest of my life's puzzle pieces together.

  3. David Tester:

    As we started building out the family structure, it became apparent to us that this was most likely a recessive disorder, with more information and more technological advancement in terms of being able to look at genes, we were able to put this puzzle together.

  4. Sandeep Khandelwal:

    It was a maze, with bats and monkeys inhabiting its every corner, but we were intrigued! We wanted to solve the puzzle.

  5. Douglas London:

    It means the intel is good enough that they're not guessing, but have enough pieces of the puzzle to confidently make out the image.

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Translations for puzzle

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  • معضلة, لغز, بازل, أحجيةArabic
  • башватҡыс, йомаҡBashkir
  • галаваломкаBelarusian
  • главоблъсканицаBulgarian
  • záhada, hádanka, hlavolamCzech
  • gådeDanish
  • Puzzle, Geduldspiel, Rätsel, [[durcheinander]] [[bringen]], verwirren, GeduldsspielGerman
  • dejar perplejo, rompecabezas, intrigar, puzle, desconcertar, enigmaSpanish
  • معماPersian
  • pähkinä, pulma, tehtävä, arvoitus, askarruttaaFinnish
  • puzzle, casse-tête, jeu de patience, mystère, devinette, énigmeFrench
  • dubh-fhacalScottish Gaelic
  • rejtvény, kirakós játékHungarian
  • púslIcelandic
  • rompicapo, indovinello, misteroItalian
  • חִידָהHebrew
  • 判じ物, 謎, パズルJapanese
  • 수수께끼Korean
  • puzzleLatin
  • whakapōkaikaha, panga, whakapōkīkīMāori
  • гатанка, загаткаMacedonian
  • teka-tekiMalay
  • verwarren, raadsel, hersenbreker, mysterie, verbijsteren, puzzel, in de war brengenDutch
  • puslespillNorwegian
  • rebus, łamigłówka, zagadkaPolish
  • enigma, confundir, desconcertar, intrigar, desafio, charadaPortuguese
  • загадка, ребус, затруднение, головоломка, пазлRussian
  • zȁgonētka, загонетка, smȅsti, zbúnitiSerbo-Croatian
  • hlavolam, hádankaSlovak
  • ugankaSlovene
  • pussel, huvudbry, gåtaSwedish
  • புதிர்Tamil
  • bulmacaTurkish
  • головоломка, пазл, загадкаUkrainian
  • câu đốVietnamese
  • 难题Chinese

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