from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of puzzle.
- adj. Difficult to understand or explain; enigmatic or confusing; perplexing
- n. Time spent pondering something confusing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Perplexing; embarrassing; bewildering.
- Evidencing bewilderment or perplexity; easily bewildered or perplexed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity
- adj. not clear to the understanding
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Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, who oversees a group that was the league's No. 1 defense in 2009, used the word "puzzling."
What's puzzling is why the rest of the world still wants to hold its money as a reserve currency.
Most puzzling is how he has failed thus far to utilize his remarkable gifts for persuasion and inspiration even in regard to his own significant successes (an omission that his current town meetings are at last addressing).
As soon as I'm done with this entry and another coffee, I have to sit down and begin puzzling it out.
And, even more puzzling is the invocation of statements by Jonathan Cohen, an evidence teacher for goodness sake, based on what must be hearsay.
The indifference to Jim Crow and women's disenfranchisement is repulsive, yes, but this one is just plain puzzling:
What future historians will find most puzzling is why its supporters wanted this jerry-rigged set of tangled lines and ill-patched sails.
But what makes this dichotomy even more puzzling is the fact that YA today is not the YA over-the-hill types like myself grew up with, the Heinleins, Nortons, Asimovs (Paul French), etc.
I am cool with candidates going negative and pointing out the flaws with each others 'policy, but when Obama CLAIMS he doesnt, and people buy into that, and then he goes on and becomes negative nonetheless - thats puzzling, and whats more puzzling is how the media buys into it too!
Well, it says "Yiddish" right there on the cover, so if you're not interested in puzzling out Yiddish language and Yiddish cultural references, you can't say you weren't forewarned.