Puzzle synonyms

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The definition of an issue is something that is discussed, distributed or the offspring of someone.
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That which is intricate or involved; as, the intricacy of a knot; the intricacy of accounts; the intricacy of a cause in controversy; the intricacy of a plot.
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Attributive form of question mark
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The definition of bewilderment is a feeling of confusion or lack of understanding.
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(Uncountable) The state or result of being baffled, puzzled, or confused.
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A religious truth that is incomprehensible to reason and knowable only through divine revelation.
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A sentence, phrase or word which asks for information, reply or response; an interrogative.
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The definition of conundrum is a situation where there is no clear right answer or no good solution.
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A person such as a priest through whom the deity is supposed to respond with prophecy or advice.
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The act of confusing or the state of being confused:
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(Uncountable, biology) The process by which a mature multicellular organism or part of an organism is produced by the addition of new cells.
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A representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols, often presented as a puzzle.
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Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
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A perplexing, baffling, or seemingly inexplicable matter, person, etc.
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A situation, matter, or person that is hard to deal with or understand:
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(Mathematics) A region of the projection of a knot such that the knot crosses its perimeter exactly four times.
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The definition of a quandary is a dilemma or a state of uncertainty.
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The definition of a maze is a system of paths that is difficult to navigate.
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The system of interconnecting canals and spaces that make up the inner ear of many vertebrates. The labyrinth has both a bony component, made up of the cochlea, the semicircular canals, and the vestibule, and a membranous one.
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(Computing, databases) A set of instructions passed to a database.
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Something known only to a certain person or persons and purposely kept from the knowledge of others
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The definition of a poser is a person who pretends to be someone they are not, or a person who attempts to impress others.
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Something said or written in return to a question, argument, letter, etc.
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To ponder; to feel doubt and curiosity; to wait with uncertain expectation; to query in the mind.
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A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
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A verbal puzzle, mystery, or other problem of an intellectual nature.
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Esoteric facts or things
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(Countable) Something, particulary words and sentences, that is open to more than one interpretation, explanation or meaning, if that meaning etc cannot be determined from its context.
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Something that is perplexed, or complicated
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The feeling or state of being frustrated:
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A person, thing, or situation that exhibits inexplicable or contradictory aspects:
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(Video games) A video game in which the player is presented with (usually abstract) puzzles to solve.
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A person or thing that teases
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A complex riddle or puzzle.
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(Archaic, slang) A boastful person.
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Someone who insistently advocates for something. [from 17th c.]
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A problem
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To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
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To confuse hopelessly, as by something complicated or involved; befuddle; puzzle
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To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated.
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To thoroughly confuse, befuddle, or bewilder.
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(Intransitive) To become filled with wonderment or admiration; to be amazed at something.
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To wonder
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The solution is the method of solving a problem or the correct answer to a puzzle, problem or difficult situation.
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To confuse is to make someone bewildered or unable to understand, or to mistake one thing for something else.
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Not clear; indefinite; vague
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Alternately having one opinion or feeling, and then the opposite.
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Very confusing, perplexing, or baffling, often due to a very large choice being available.
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Of or relating to Kabballah.
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Secret or occult.
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Pertaining to an enigma.
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Characterized by a mixture of opposing elements and therefore questionable or uncertain:
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Impossible to penetrate or enter:
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Not comprehensible; that cannot be understood; obscure or unintelligible
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Difficult or impossible to explain or account for.
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The definition of inscrutable is someone or something that is hard to figure out, understand or interpret.
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Of, relating to, or being a religious mystery:
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Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural or magical influences, agencies, or occurrences:
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Seemingly full of contradictions
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Like a sphinx, or like that of a sphinx.
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A poem or series of lines in which certain letters, usually the first in each line, form a name, motto, or message when read in sequence.
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The definition of crux is the central point of something, or is something that seems impossible to solve.
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A state of bewilderment or perplexity.
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A solemn pledge, as of faith.
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(Logic) That which is predicated; a category.
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(Usually with "the") An ancient, large statue in Egypt, with the face of a man and the body of a lion, lying near the Great Pyramids.
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To cause fertilised eggs to lose viability, by killing the developing embryo within through shaking, piercing, freezing or oiling, without breaking the shell.
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To cause great wonder or astonishment:
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To form anagrams.
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To confuse or puzzle
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To stupefy someone, especially with alcohol
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To convert (a message, for example) into code.
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(Obsolete) To make difficult; to impede; to perplex.
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Disconcert is defined as to embarrass or frustrate.
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(Intransitive) to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.
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To make speechless by shocking; amaze; astonish
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To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
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(Slang, former) To confuse; perplex
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To bring on, or get, by secret or underhanded plotting
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To arrange intricately; interlock.
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To say (something) with due consideration or thought.
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To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand:
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To consider (something) carefully and thoroughly; to chew over, to mull over.
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To pose means to raise a question or to puzzle or perplex someone.
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To rattle is to make a series of sharp sounds, such as metal clacking on a chain.
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To thwart or stump; to cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck.
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To tip or overturn (something).
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To offer reasons for or a cause of; justify:
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To explain or clarify something:
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To undo (something woven or tangled); untangle or separate the threads of
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To clear of confusion or uncertainty:
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(Humorous) To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.
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To cause to have a whirling sensation.
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To make drunk; intoxicate.
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(Intransitive) to meet or unite in a confused way
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(Idiomatic) To mix or blend thoroughly and completely.
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To hurl; to cause an object to move rapidly through the air.
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Out of the way; completely away:
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To cause to be unclear in mind or intent
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A display; a manifestation:
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A situation that is puzzling, or mystifying
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Vex is defined as to bring trouble or distress to or to annoy.
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To decorate with things fastened in this way
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To cause to do.
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To keep walking on
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To wonder
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To draw (the mind, attention, etc.) away in another direction; divert
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To present a clarification, example, or explanation.
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Synonym Study

  • Conundrum is specifically applied to a riddle whose answer is a pun, or generally, to any puzzling question or problem
  • A riddle is a problem or enigma (usually in the form of a question in guessing games) that involves paradoxes
  • Enigma specifically applies to something whose meaning is hidden by cryptic or ambiguous allusions, or generally, to anything baffling and often mysterious
  • Mystery is applied to something beyond human knowledge or understanding, or may refer merely to any unexplained or seemingly inexplicable matter
  • A puzzle is a situation, problem, or, often, a contrivance, that requires some ingenuity to solve or explain
Find another word for puzzle. In this page you can discover 138 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for puzzle, like: puzzlement, issue, intricacy, question mark, bewilderment, bafflement, mystery, question, conundrum, oracle and confusion.