puzzled


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puz·zle

 (pŭz′əl)
n.
1. Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.
2. Something that baffles or confuses; an enigma: the puzzle of the author's true identity.
3. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment: I'm really in a puzzle over how this happened.
v. puz·zled, puz·zling, puz·zles
v.tr.
1. To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter. See Synonyms at perplex.
2. To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study: He puzzled out the significance of the statement.
v.intr.
1. To be perplexed.
2. To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.

[Origin unknown.]

puz′zler n.

puzzled

(ˈpʌzəld)
adj
(of a person) confused or bewildered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.puzzled - filled with bewildermentpuzzled - filled with bewilderment; "at a loss to understand those remarks"; "puzzled that she left without saying goodbye"
perplexed - full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"

puzzled

Translations
zmatený
forvirret
ymmällään oleva
zbunjen
tanácstalanzavart
困った
당황한
zbegan
förbryllad
ที่ยุ่งยาก
băn khoăn

puzzled

[ˈpʌzld] ADJperplejo
you look puzzled!¡te has quedado perplejo!
he gave her a puzzled lookla miró perplejo
to be puzzled about sthno entender algo
I am puzzled to know whyno llego a comprender por qué, no acabo de entender por qué

puzzled

[ˈpʌzəld] adj (= mystified) [person, expression] → perplexe
You look puzzled! → Tu as l'air perplexe!
to be puzzled by sth, to be puzzled about sth → être dérouté(e) par qch
I was puzzled about one thing → Une chose me déroutait., Une chose me rendait perplexe.
to be puzzled as to why ... → être perplexe quant aux raisons pour lesquelles ...

puzzled

adj look, frownverdutzt, verblüfft; personverwirrt, verblüfft; to be puzzled why …verwundert or verdutzt sein, dass …; she was puzzled why he didn’t phonesie wunderte sich, dass er nicht anrief

puzzled

[ˈpʌzld] adjperplesso/a
to be puzzled about sth → domandarsi il perché di qc

puzzled

مُرْتَبِك zmatený forvirret verdutzt προβληματισμένος perplejo ymmällään oleva perplexe zbunjen perplesso 困った 당황한 in de war forbløffet wprawiony w zakłopotanie intrigado озадаченный förbryllad ที่ยุ่งยาก kafası karışmış băn khoăn 迷惑不解的
References in classic literature ?
He only looked dawn a minute, and the expression of his face puzzled Jo when he said very gently, "Never mind that.
And yet I can't understand how they could have come here without our seeing them," and the professor shook his head in puzzled despair.
Somewhat puzzled, slightly annoyed, but enjoying withal the novelty of the environment and the curtness of his reception, Mr.
Holgrave, I am sometimes puzzled to know whether you wish them well or ill.
Roger Chillingworth readily assented, and went on with his medical supervision of the minister; doing his best for him, in all good faith, but always quitting the patient's apartment, at the close of the professional interview, with a mysterious and puzzled smile upon his lips.
But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast.
Grandmother Majauszkiene saw that her friends were puzzled at this remark; they did not quite see how paying for the house was "fooling the company.