Origin of puzzling
verb (used with object), puz·zled, puz·zling.
verb (used without object), puz·zled, puz·zling.
Origin of puzzle
Examples from the Web for puzzling
Whether the lack of liberal involvement in the museum is the result of commission or omission, it is puzzling.
First, it is puzzling that Facebook ever finds itself in a privacy fight at all.
During this time, physicians began to produce case studies of patients whose inability to read was puzzling.
True Detective is foreboding, expansive, puzzling, sometimes infuriating, and lovely to look at.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That last surprising and puzzling image sent everyone out into the lobby asking, “What was that about?”‘Room 237’ Subject Bill Blakemore Writes About His ‘The Shining’ Theories|William Blakemore|March 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These buildings are puzzling in a town where life seems so placid.The Soul of John Brown|Stephen Graham
She did not waste time, however, in puzzling over the old servant man.The Campfire Girls on the Field of Honor|Margaret Vandercook
That was puzzling and didn't fit in with Angela's deductions.The Port of Adventure|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
Fifteen years have I been puzzling at the same questions and have only guessed at a few of the answers.Prose Idylls|Charles Kingsley
It was one of Laplace's highest triumphs to have found an explanation of this puzzling fact.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century|Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
Word Origin for puzzle
"bewildering," 1660s, present participle adjective from puzzle (v.). Related: Puzzlingly.
c.1600, "state of being puzzled," from puzzle (v.); meaning "perplexing question" is from 1650s; that of "a toy contrived to test one's ingenuity" is from 1814.