Definition of puzzling
: difficult to understand or solve puzzling symptoms
Examples of puzzling in a Sentence
The directions are somewhat puzzling.
Recent Examples of puzzling from the Web
Here’s a guide to the most puzzling questions about the DUP, Northern Ireland and Brexit.
But the district did get one puzzling application, from a parent who listed a Hillsborough County address and sought a spot for their child some 95 miles away in a Seminole school.
Following the events around Duran in the lead-up to the fight, the film ambitiously attempts to shed some light on one of the most puzzling moments of boxing history.
The puzzling homicide investigation began when three female bodies were found partially decomposed in a shed at 216 KCID Road in Caldwell.
Puzzling increases in Borne’s knowledge and his steady physical growth, tied with a sudden drop in the local population of lizards, spiders and soon of every living thing besides themselves, force Rachel to realize that Wick may be right.
That may begin to clear up one of the most puzzling recent developments of the country’s labor market -- slumping wage gains in the face of sharp increases in employment.
That might sound puzzling, given that Grisham has sold more than 300 million copies of his thrillers.
Scientists hope the next detection could bring something new, like evidence of a collision between a black hole and a neutron star, the core left over from the explosion of dying star and another puzzling object in the universe.
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Definition of puzzling for English Language Learners
: causing or likely to cause confusion : difficult to solve or understand
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