Definition of puzzling in English:

puzzling

adjective

  • Causing one to be puzzled; perplexing:

    ‘only one very puzzling question remains unanswered’
    • ‘Even so, I did find the whole arrangement rather puzzling.’
    • ‘Forensic tests must be done to bring more information in this puzzling, sad discovery.’
    • ‘There are many puzzling features about the French Air Force in 1940.’
    • ‘But the custom may seem puzzling or bizarre to many people today.’
    • ‘What was puzzling was the manner of his exit.’
    • ‘And so in that sense, he is not puzzling to us.’
    • ‘However, there is one aspect of the debate that is, to me, simply puzzling.’
    • ‘The Labour leader added that other aspects of the situation were puzzling.’
    • ‘For an area that depends so much on tourism, the attitude of the authorities is puzzling.’
    • ‘Among these, the most puzzling element to analysts has been the growth in personal income.’
    • ‘With hindsight, it is puzzling that I was not electrocuted.’
    • ‘IBS can affect children, too, giving them a puzzling set of digestive complaints.’
    • ‘Given the large structural changes in the complex, the small change in dynamics might seem puzzling.’
    • ‘Every few yards there is a surreal spectacle, a puzzling riddle or a mysterious door.’
    • ‘Even more puzzling is that larger lizards from northern populations grow more slowly to reach their adult body size.’
    • ‘But the current discussion about moral status misses much that is most essential, and most interesting, and most puzzling.’
    • ‘The movie also has a puzzling attitude towards women.’
    • ‘At first blush, these responses may seem puzzling.’
    • ‘The ending increased my strong, if puzzling, reaction.’
    • ‘It really has been a very puzzling week.’

Pronunciation:

puzzling

/ˈpʌz(ə)lɪŋ/