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Synonyms 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"

    Synonyms:
    enigmatic, confusing, enigmatical, perplexing, oracular

    Antonyms:
    comprehensible, clear, comprehendible

  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"

    Synonyms:
    confusing, enigmatical, perplexing, enigmatic

    Antonyms:
    clear, comprehensible, comprehendible

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. puzzling(a)

    Synonyms:
    enigmatical, perplexing, inexplicable, inscrutable, intricate, bewildering

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "puzzling":

    disconcerting, perplexing, intriguing, baffling, incomprehensible, confusing, curious, surprising, inexplicable

How to pronounce puzzling?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#7013curious
#9457surprising
#10949confusing
#16174intriguing
#32410puzzling
#37424enigmatic
#39077incomprehensible
#44879inexplicable
#53611baffling
#53854perplexing
#57101disconcerting
#153073oracular

How to use puzzling in a sentence?

  1. Carol Raymond:

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

  2. 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 ?'.

  3. 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.

  4. Charles Hurt:

    I think one of the things that's so puzzling to us about why he does not get punished for making these statements is, that a lot of people hear it and they feel like, yeah he's working through the problem in front of us, but they think he's talking plainly, because he doesn't have the political pat answer for everything they give him a lot of forgiveness.

  5. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    How can you change the fruit without changing the root ?! It is not puzzling matter ? Why did you make it so ?!


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