Synonyms for puzzling

Synonyms for (adj) puzzling

Synonyms: perplexing, confusing, puzzling

Definition: lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity

Usage: sent confusing signals to Iraq; perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it; a puzzling statement

Similar words: unclear

Definition: not clear to the mind

Usage: the law itself was unclear on that point; the reason for their actions is unclear to this day

Synonyms: enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling

Definition: not clear to the understanding

Usage: 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

Similar words: incomprehensible, uncomprehensible

Definition: difficult to understand

Usage: the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible- A. Einstein

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