Mysterious and Perplexing


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Mysterious adjective – Being beyond one's powers to know, understand, or explain.
Usage example: the huge stone statues on Easter Island are ancient, mysterious, and haunting

Perplexing is a synonym for mysterious in secret topic. In some cases you can use "Perplexing" instead an adjective "Mysterious", when it comes to topics like puzzling, strange.
Nearby Words: mystery, mysteriously
Synonyms for Mysterious


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Perplexing adjective – Lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity.
Mysterious is a synonym for perplexing in puzzling topic. You can use "Mysterious" instead an adjective "Perplexing", if it concerns topics such as difficult to understand.
Nearby Words: perplex, perplexity, perplexed, perplexedly
Synonyms for Perplexing

Things that words describes

appearance mysterious appearance perplexing appearance
murders mysterious murders perplexing murders

Both words in one sentence

  • Website / Tlf Travel Alerts Running Gag: The continual mysterious and perplexing appearance of pineapples on the district line.
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