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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. filled with bewilderment;
- Example: "at a loss to understand those remarks"
- Example: "puzzled that she left without saying goodbye"
[syn: at a loss(p), nonplused, nonplussed, puzzled]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

puzzle \puz"zle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. puzzled (p[u^]z"z'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. puzzling (p[u^]z"zl[i^]ng).] 1. To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus. [1913 Webster] A very shrewd disputant in those points is dexterous in puzzling others. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] He is perpetually puzzled and perplexed amidst his own blunders. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To make intricate; to entangle. [1913 Webster] They disentangle from the puzzled skein. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] The ways of Heaven are dark and intricate, Puzzled in mazes, and perplexed with error. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; -- followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery. [1913 Webster] Syn: To embarrass; perplex; confuse; bewilder; confound. See Embarrass. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

puzzled adj 1: filled with bewilderment; "at a loss to understand those remarks"; "puzzled that she left without saying goodbye" [syn: at a loss(p), nonplused, nonplussed, puzzled]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

85 Moby Thesaurus words for "puzzled": addled, agape, aghast, agog, all agog, amazed, annoyed, anxious, astonished, astounded, at a loss, at gaze, awed, awestruck, baffled, bamboozled, beat, beguiled, beset, bewildered, bewitched, bothered, breathless, buffaloed, captivated, confounded, dazed, distressed, dumbfounded, dumbstruck, embarrassed, enchanted, enraptured, enravished, enthralled, entranced, fascinated, flabbergasted, floored, fuddled, gaping, gauping, gazing, harassed, hypnotized, in a dilemma, in awe, in awe of, in suspense, inconvenienced, irked, licked, lost in wonder, marveling, mesmerized, muddled, mystified, nonplussed, on tenterhooks, open-eyed, openmouthed, overwhelmed, perplexed, perturbed, plagued, popeyed, put to it, rapt in wonder, sore beset, spellbound, staggered, staring, stuck, stumped, stupefied, surprised, thrown, thunderstruck, troubled, under a charm, vexed, wide-eyed, wonder-struck, wondering, worried