Definition of puzzling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəz(ə)liNG/


Causing one to be puzzled; perplexing: that was the most puzzling aspect of the whole affair only one very puzzling question remains unanswered
More example sentences
  • Given the large structural changes in the complex, the small change in dynamics might seem puzzling.
  • IBS can affect children, too, giving them a puzzling set of digestive complaints.
  • Every few yards there is a surreal spectacle, a puzzling riddle or a mysterious door.



Pronunciation: /ˈpəz(ə)liNGlē/
[sentence adverb]: puzzlingly, almost no mention of Hong Kong was made [as submodifier]: prices for Goya paintings are still puzzlingly low
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  • ‘I don't have the voice in my head,’ he says, puzzlingly, ‘It is on the paper.’
  • ‘I've been trying to say this to you for the best part of 10 years, but never quite found the words,’ he said, puzzlingly.
  • It's pleasant, but puzzlingly inconsequential.

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Syllabification: puz·zling

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