Synonyms for puzzle

Synonyms for (noun) puzzle

Synonyms: puzzle

Definition: a game that tests your ingenuity

Similar words: game

Definition: the game equipment needed in order to play a particular game

Usage: the child received several games for his birthday


Synonyms: puzzle, puzzler, teaser, mystifier

Definition: a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution

Usage: he loved to solve chessmate puzzles; that's a real puzzler

Similar words: problem

Definition: a question raised for consideration or solution

Usage: our homework consisted of ten problems to solve

Synonyms for (verb) puzzle

Synonyms: dumbfound, bewilder, baffle, beat, amaze, puzzle, pose, mystify, nonplus, perplex, stick, stupefy, flummox, gravel, get, vex

Definition: be a mystery or bewildering to

Usage: This beats me!; Got me--I don't know the answer!; a vexing problem; This question really stuck me

Similar words: throw, bedevil, befuddle, discombobulate, confound, confuse, fox, fuddle

Definition: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

Usage: These questions confuse even the experts; This question completely threw me; This question befuddled even the teacher


Synonyms: puzzle

Definition: be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide

Usage: We puzzled over her sudden departure

Similar words: chew over, reflect, ponder, think over, speculate, ruminate, mull, mull over, muse, excogitate, contemplate, meditate

Definition: reflect deeply on a subject

Usage: I mulled over the events of the afternoon; philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years; The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate