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synonyms for puzzling

  • ambiguous
  • baffling
  • bewildering
  • difficult
  • incomprehensible
  • inexplicable
  • mystifying
  • obscure
  • perplexing
  • surprising
  • unclear
  • unfathomable
  • involved
  • misleading
  • abstruse
  • beyond one
  • enigmatic
  • hard
  • knotty
  • labyrinthine
  • unaccountable
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antonyms for puzzling

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  • clear
  • comprehensible
  • explainable
  • explicable
  • explicit
  • fathomable
  • intelligible
  • comprehendible
  • understandable
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How to use puzzling in a sentence

Among the many complicated aspects of Covid-19, long Covid is one of the most puzzling.
A LARGE NEW STUDY SHOWS THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF LONG COVIDANNALISA MERELLIAUGUST 26, 2021QUARTZ
That such a similar group of players could appear so different after a world championship — albeit two years later, with the pandemic-disrupted schedule — is puzzling.
THE U.S. WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM HAS A WORLD CUP HANGOVERJAKE LOURIMJULY 28, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Welcome to Ask a Gear Editor, our monthly column where we answer readers’ most puzzling gear questions.
HOW DO YOU CLEAN A PELLET GRILL?WSILERJULY 8, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
Even more puzzling, the team also found a collection of some 6,000 stone tools at the Nesher Ramla site.
A NEW MYSTERY HUMAN SPECIES HAS BEEN DISCOVERED IN ISRAELMICHELLE LANGLEYJUNE 25, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
Which seems puzzling, given that hard seltzers’ initial appeal to younger drinkers was its party-all-day alcohol levels and related lower calorie counts.
WHAT’S THE BEST HARD SELTZER? WE TRIED 18 NEW FLAVORS TO FIND OUT.EMILY HEILMAY 13, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In 1859, Republicans in the House and Senate presented a nearly united but puzzling front on a crucial issue of the day.
AMERICA’S FORGOTTEN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENTJOHN WITTAPRIL 23, 2021WASHINGTON POST
“This is a bit puzzling,” said astrophysicist Sanjay Reddy of the University of Washington in Seattle, who was not involved in the research.
NEUTRON STARS MAY NOT BE AS SQUISHY AS SOME SCIENTISTS THOUGHTEMILY CONOVERAPRIL 20, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
The decision has worked wonders for Randle’s individual productivity, but it’s barely nudged the Knick offense forward at all, which makes it somewhat puzzling that the Knicks haven’t at least tweaked their rotation.
THE ONLY THING KEEPING THE KNICKS OFFENSE AFLOAT IS JULIUS RANDLE’S TURN AS A POINT GUARDJARED DUBINJANUARY 28, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
When a law that governs technology stays on the books for decades, the results can be a puzzling mess.
GAME OVER FOR THE ‘WARGAMES’ HACKING LAW?AARON PRESSMANNOVEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
It’s pretty puzzling to try to figure out why both trials wouldn’t be positive in a product that works.
THE MOST PROMISING ALZHEIMER’S DRUG IN YEARS TOOK A THRASHING FROM AN FDA ADVISORY COMMITTEEALICE PARKNOVEMBER 10, 2020TIME
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WORDS RELATED TO PUZZLING

  • Greek to me
  • abstract
  • clear as dishwater
  • complex
  • complicated
  • deep
  • enigmatic
  • esoteric
  • heavy
  • hidden
  • incomprehensible
  • intricate
  • involved
  • muddy
  • obscure
  • perplexing
  • profound
  • puzzling
  • recondite
  • subtle
  • unfathomable
  • vague
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