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"
lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity;
"sent confusing signals to Iraq"
"perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"
"a puzzling statement"
- The teacher's explanation clarify the puzzling problem.
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- No biographer has been able to explain these puzzling words.
- I have been puzzling about this question for weeks now.
- She's been puzzling over his strange letter for weeks.