Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb puzzle

2 senses of puzzle

Sense 1
perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound -- (be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me")
       => confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate -- (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher")
          Phrasal Verb-> puzzle over#1; puzzle out#1

Sense 2
puzzle -- (be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure")
       => chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate -- (reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate")

Antonyms of adj puzzling

2 senses of puzzling

Sense 1
enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling -- (not clear to the understanding; "I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later"; "prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries")

INDIRECT (VIA incomprehensible) -> comprehensible, comprehendible -- (capable of being comprehended or understood; "an idea comprehensible to the average mind")

Sense 2
confusing, perplexing, puzzling -- (lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement")

INDIRECT (VIA unclear) -> clear -- (readily apparent to the mind; "a clear and present danger"; "a clear explanation"; "a clear case of murder"; "a clear indication that she was angry"; "gave us a clear idea of human nature")

Similarity of adj puzzling

2 senses of puzzling

Sense 1
enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling -- (not clear to the understanding; "I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later"; "prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries")
       => incomprehensible (vs. comprehensible), uncomprehensible -- (difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein)

Sense 2
confusing, perplexing, puzzling -- (lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement")
       => unclear (vs. clear) -- (not clear to the mind; "the law itself was unclear on that point"; "the reason for their actions is unclear to this day")

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