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  Definition of puzzle
  1. a toy that tests your ingenuity
  2. a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that''s a real puzzler"
  3. be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don''t know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
  4. be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"
Similar Words: puzzler, mystifier, teaser, perplex, vex, stick, get, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound

 

See Also: puzzle over, solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work

 

Hyponyms: Chinese puzzle, jigsaw puzzle, tangram, stump, mix up, riddle, elude, escape

 

Derivational Morphology: perplex, vex, stick, get, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound, stupefaction, bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement, poser, stumper, toughie, sticker, puzzler, mystifier, teaser, mystery, enigma, secret, closed book

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 迷惑   Dutch: mysterie  
Finnish: arvoitus   French: mystère  
German: Rätsel   Hungarian: rejtvény  
Italian: mistero   Japanese:  
Korean: 수수께끼   Portuguese: enigma  
Russian: загадка   Spanish: rompecabezas  
Swedish: huvudbry  
 
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