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 ?
The old searchers after truth had tried to settle the questions which puzzled them by turning to imaginary things, and by mere thinking.
But if I was puzzled and disconcerted, I was not unimpressed.
"Was Hugh really there?" she asked in a puzzled manner.
To say the least, he was a very puzzled Tarzan as he tried to compose himself once more for slumber--a very puzzled and a very nauseated Tarzan.
"'I bring not peace, but a sword,' says Christ," Sergey Ivanovitch rejoined for his part, quoting as simply as though it were the easiest thing to understand the very passage that had always puzzled Levin most.
One thing was puzzling him, a little thing that would have puzzled the world had it known.