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Synonyms for puzzled

Verb

1. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound, confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate
usage: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
2. puzzle, chew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculate
usage: be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"

Adjective

1. at a loss(predicate), nonplused, nonplussed, puzzled, perplexed (vs. unperplexed)
usage: filled with bewilderment; "at a loss to understand those remarks"; "puzzled that she left without saying goodbye"
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