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puzzling (adj.)

"bewildering, perplexing," 1660s, present-participle adjective from puzzle (v.). Related: Puzzlingly.

updated on February 17, 2021

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Definitions of puzzling from WordNet

puzzling (adj.)
not clear to the understanding;
Synonyms: enigmatic / enigmatical
puzzling (adj.)
lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity;
a puzzling statement
Synonyms: confusing / perplexing
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