- n1. acrostic, crossword puzzle; anagram, logogriph, word game; jigsaw puzzle; Chinese puzzle.2. enigma, mystery, riddle, conundrum, question, question mark; problem, dilemma, quandary, plight, predicament; maze, labyrinth, tangle, knot; secret, arcanum, closed or sealed book; oracle, dark saying, obscure statement, hidden meaning, riddle of the sphinx; puzzler, poser, Inf. hard nut to crack, Inf. brain-teaser, Inf. mind-boggier, Inf. stumper, Inf. floorer.3. perplexity, bewilderment, confoundment, bafflement, puzzlement, puzzledness; uncertainty, incertitude, confusion, disconcertment.v4. confuse, bewilder, perplex, nonplus, baffle, confound, mystify, Inf. bamboozle, Inf. buffalo, Inf. stump, Inf. stick, Inf. beat, Inf. lick, Inf. get; disconcert, stagger, stun, daze, astonish, astound, dumfound, Brit. Dial. boggle, Inf. floor, Inf. flabbergast, gravel; fuddle, befuddle, muddle, bemuddle, fog, befog, mix up; fool, delude, trick, outwit, hoodwink, bluff, distract.5. ponder, study, consider, contemplate, meditate, reflect, muse, brood, deliberate, ruminate; ponder over, think over, study over, meditate upon or over, reflect upon or over, muse over, mull over, brood over, deliberate over or upon, puzzle over; think about, cogitate, give thought to; think hard, rack one's brains, Inf. sweat or stew over.6. puzzle outsolve, resolve, figure out, work out, think through or out, sort out, reason out, Inf. get; crack, decode, decipher, break down, unlock, find the key; untangle, unravel, untie, unriddle, clear up.
A Note on the Style of the synonym finder. 2014.