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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 puz·zle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. puzzled p. pr. & vb. n. puzzling ]
 1. To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.
    A very shrewd disputant in those points is dexterous in puzzling others.   --Dr. H. More.
    He is perpetually puzzled and perplexed amidst his own blunders.   --Addison.
 2. To make intricate; to entangle.
    They disentangle from the puzzled skein.   --Cowper.
 The ways of Heaven are dark and intricate,
 Puzzled in mazes, and perplexed with error.   --Addison.
 3. To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; -- followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.
 Syn: -- To embarrass; perplex; confuse; bewilder; confound. See Embarrass.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not clear to the understanding; "I didn't grasp the meaning
             of that enigmatic comment until much later";
             "prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has
             been disputed for centuries" [syn: enigmatic, enigmatical]
      2: lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity;
         "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone
         who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement" [syn: confusing,