puzzling

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Verb[edit]

puzzling

  1. present participle of puzzle

Adjective[edit]

puzzling (comparative more puzzling, superlative most puzzling)

  1. Difficult to understand or explain; enigmatic or confusing; perplexing.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter II, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
      Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. [] A silver snaffle on a heavy leather watch guard which connected the pockets of his corduroy waistcoat, together with a huge gold stirrup in his Ascot tie, sufficiently proclaimed his tastes. [] But withal there was a perceptible acumen about the man which was puzzling in the extreme.

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Noun[edit]

puzzling (plural puzzlings)

  1. Time spent pondering something confusing.