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Synonyms for puzzle
ˈpʌz əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. puzzle, puzzler, mystifier, teaser(noun)

    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. puzzle(verb)

    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, dumbfound(verb)

    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. puzzle(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. puzzle(noun)

    Synonyms:
    guessing game, riddle, anybodys guess, jigsaw puzzle, anyones guess, crossword, conundrum, mystery, enigma, jigsaw, brain-teaser, crossword puzzle, poser

  2. puzzle(noun)

    Anything that is difficult to understand or make sense of.

    Where he went after he left the house is a puzzle.

    Synonyms:
    jigsaw, poser, riddle, crossword, anybodys guess, jigsaw puzzle, mystery, enigma, anyones guess, conundrum, guessing game, brain-teaser, crossword puzzle

  3. puzzle(noun)

    A game for one person that is more or less difficult to work out or complete.

    Synonyms:
    anyones guess, crossword, jigsaw, crossword puzzle, mystery, guessing game, brain-teaser, riddle, jigsaw puzzle, anybodys guess, enigma, poser, conundrum

  4. puzzle(noun)

    A crossword puzzle.

    Synonyms:
    crossword, guessing game, poser, crossword puzzle, enigma, anyones guess, anybodys guess, brain-teaser, conundrum, mystery, riddle, jigsaw, jigsaw puzzle

  5. puzzle(noun)

    A jigsaw puzzle.

    Synonyms:
    jigsaw puzzle, jigsaw, riddle, mystery, anyones guess, crossword puzzle, poser, conundrum, brain-teaser, anybodys guess, guessing game, crossword, enigma

  6. puzzle(noun)

    A riddle.

    Synonyms:
    anyones guess, conundrum, anybodys guess, poser, riddle, guessing game, jigsaw, enigma, mystery, brain-teaser, jigsaw puzzle, crossword puzzle, crossword

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. puzzle(n)

    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. puzzle(v)

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

    Antonyms:
    enlighten, instruct, illumine

  2. puzzle(n)

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

    Antonyms:
    disentanglement, solution, explanation, extrication, clue

Editors Contribution

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. puzzle(v. a.)

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

  2. puzzle(n.)

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

  3. puzzle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    perplexity, embarrassment, quandary, nonplus

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. puzzle(n)

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

  2. puzzle(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    jigsaw, riddle, enigma, puzzles, conundrum, mystery, headache, patchwork, mosaic

How to pronounce puzzle?

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How to use puzzle in a sentence?

  1. Michael Burton:

    It’s a missing part of the jigsaw puzzle, which is the structure of our local universe, they have managed to pierce through it and complete the picture of what our part of the universe looks like.

  2. Art Hogan:

    The retail sales (data) is just another piece of the economic puzzle and one that investors have been waiting for, the Fed will definitely get one rate hike under its belt this year, and another one next year.

  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. Jeff Eastin:

    Peter’s specialty is usually sort of the puzzle solving, the putting the pieces together that an FBI agent would be good at. And Neal, I always look at Neal as somebody who can sort of look at the problem from outside the box and approach it in a way that most people wouldn’t think to. Mozzie adds his own expertise, which usually that sort of that street level guy who knows the way that criminals do it. And Elizabeth has a certain amount of emotional intelligence that we try to play off of. She’s going to see things from a human perspective that a lot of times Peter won’t see or Neal won’t see.

  5. Field Museum:

    This puzzle has been gnawing at paleontologists, i was blown away when the results started coming in.


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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