Mysterious and Puzzling


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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

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


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Puzzling adjective – Not clear to the understanding.
Mysterious is a synonym for puzzling in enigmatic topic. You can use "Mysterious" instead an adjective "Puzzling", if it concerns topics such as explain, illegible. popular alternative
Nearby Words: puzzle, puzzled, puzzlement, puzzler
Synonyms for Puzzling

Things that words describes

series mysterious series puzzling series
murders mysterious murders puzzling murders

Both words in one sentence

  • Literature / Hyouka The episode consists entirely of Chitanda and Oreki talking to each other, puzzling out a mysterious announcement to test his deductive abilities.
  • Sinister Geometry A protagonist is trapped in a mysterious cube and experiences a series of puzzling and frustrating encounters with people who enter.
  • Literature / The Dark Is Rising This even applies to the mysterious words the Lady gives to Jane to pass on to Will, which all come true in the order they were given, and which are quite clear and obvious in retrospect but initially quite puzzling.
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