English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'puzzling'

(adjective) 
His letter poses a number of puzzling questions.
Synonyms
perplexing
The procedure is perplexing at the best of times.
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baffling
I was constantly ill, with a baffling array of symptoms.
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bewildering
The choice of excursions was bewildering.
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hard
That's a very hard question.
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involved
The operation can be quite involved, requiring special procedures.
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misleading
The article contains several misleading statements.
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ambiguous
His remarks clarify an ambiguous statement given earlier this week.
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enigmatic
She starred in one of Welles's most enigmatic films.
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incomprehensible
incomprehensible mathematics puzzles
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mystifying
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inexplicable
Your behaviour was extraordinary and inexplicable.
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unaccountable
He had an unaccountable change of mind.
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knotty
The new management team faces some knotty problems.
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unfathomable
How unfathomable and odd is life!
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labyrinthine
his failure to understand the labyrinthine complexities of the situation
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full of surprises
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abstruse
Meetings keep reverting to discussions about abstruse resolutions.
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beyond you
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Opposites

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abstruse
Definition
not easy to understand
Meetings keep reverting to discussions about abstruse resolutions.
in the sense of ambiguous
Definition
having more than one possible interpretation
His remarks clarify an ambiguous statement given earlier this week.
Synonyms
in the sense of baffling
I was constantly ill, with a baffling array of symptoms.

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