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
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.
Press secretary Sean Spicer played it straight at an afternoon briefing when reporters asked about the puzzling tweet.
At the same time, the two poles don't really resemble each other, which is puzzling, according to Bolton.
Repeatedly being wrong actually seemed to be an advantage, conferring some sort of puzzling magic glow upon the speaker.
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PUZZLING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of puzzling for English Language Learners
: causing or likely to cause confusion : difficult to solve or understand
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