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.
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.