Synonym of puzzling

Alternative for puzzling

puzzles, puzzled, puzzling

Synonym: confusion, dilemma, enigma, mystery, perplexity, problem, quandary,

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Difficult to understand or explain
baffling bewildering incomprehensible inexplicable mystifying perplexing enigmatic mysterious unfathomable abstruse confusing unclear cryptic impenetrable paradoxical unaccountable ambiguous bamboozling complicated oracular surprising wildering difficult hard involved knotty labyrinthine obscure beyond one difficult to understand beyond you hard to understand full of surprises inscrutable complex intricate arcane recondite opaque convoluted thorny esoteric deep Delphic unintelligible confounding tricky strange elaborate Byzantine unexplainable tangled insoluble equivocal mystic odd occult enigmatical unknowable sibylline involute sophisticated secret hidden involuted problematical elliptical indecipherable peculiar Gordian dark unsolvable tortuous mystical elliptic weird Daedalian profound beyond comprehension labyrinthian byzantine troublesome problematic double-edged cabalistic uncanny murky fathomless baroque daedal nebulous veiled fuliginous hermetic ticklish over one's head clear as mud abstract tough fiddly undecipherable vague complicate contradictory inconsistent confused challenging incognizable cabbalistic spiny insolvable befuddling hermetical serpentine secretive entangled curious taxing inexplainable bizarre unexplained concealed oblique ungraspable awkward absurd mind-bending unanswerable hairy beyond one's grasp incongruous beyond understanding heavy sphinxlike illogical impossible to understand little known disconcerting detailed fancy funny astonishing interlaced impossible queer prickly rarefied full of twists and turns ironic disorienting sticky inconceivable sensitive unimaginable unsolved delicate touchy catchy Greek undefinable indescribable bemusing nasty dodgy beats me inextricable tricksy mazy winding apocryphal evasive Delphian coded long-drawn-out drawn-out clandestine hazy uncomprehensible cumbersome as clear as mud formidable dense jumbled knotted mixed arduous above one's head gnarly hi-tech Daedalean amazing stunning eye-popping staggering private unintuitive stupefying astounding inaccessible worrying plotty long-winded inner tenebrous controversial indiscernible misleading hypermetric vexed undiscoverable muddling obfuscated hard to follow magical incalculable frustrating subtle mysterial ineffable shadowy unresolvable orphic acroamatic blurring unsettling two-edged clouded shrouded cloaked muddlesome mistakable mind-boggling recherché trying fiendish elusive ramified reticular effortful uphill terrible vexing rambling thought-provoking improbable cryptical Greek to me hard to solve hard to explain like herding cats irresolvable unresolved unconcluded unusual advanced too deep clear as dishwater really hard very hard unparalleled freakish freak extraordinary freaky fluky without a solution unable to be solved ravelled sinuous twisted circuitous serious daunting operose strenuous demanding ornate uncertain teasing stickling covert doubtful stumping riddling anomalous conflicting oxymoronic self-contradictory rum spooky multifaceted multifarious variegated rococo heterogeneous nuanced muddled raveled unheard-of unwonted uncommon high-tech can of worms maze-like mixed up intractable irksome bothersome off the wall unnatural all Greek to someone too hard to understand double Dutch too difficult to understand beyond your grasp above your head all Greek to you poker-faced stealthy unknown cagey subjective mazelike deadpan labyrinthial labyrinthical labyrinthal labyrinthiform labyrinthic impassive unreadable blank expressionless impossible to interpret chaotic dicey precarious devious messy risky vexatious meticulous concerning critical painstaking emotive extensive nettlesome volatile thorough manifold mixed-up compound particular labored refined intense minute many-faceted embarrassing dainty nice laboured exact upsetting dangerous unstable unpredictable uncomfortable careful precise rocky pedantic fine out of one's depth layered scrambled inordinate state-of-the-art perplexed searching penetrating radical intertwined interwoven loaded weighty unpleasant new clever gimmicky pluridimensional harassing miscellaneous multiplex mosaic multiple multiform conglomerate motley composite compounded mingled indivisible inseparable tender contentious severe drastic disarranged disorganized roundabout indirect provocative untold problem heated complete sweeping extreme revolutionary kid-glove varied disordered echinated briery annoying stimulating pointed elite divisive scandalous kittle unsteady multidimensional major unstraightforward devilish disorganised capricious temperamental mercurial chancy changeable kaleidoscopic inconstant fickle variable verbose lengthy overlong deceptive irreducible hair-trigger high-level higher-level particularized perverse cunning indissoluble impossible to separate devil of a very devil of a full studied finical fussbudgety choosy finicking choosey picky old-maidish exacting pernickety fussy fastidious finicky perfected unrevealed top-level onerous fierce concentrated intensive grievous stormy te intolerable rough oppressive laborious harsh solemn grave anagogic cloak-and-dagger black circumstantial skilful imposing skillful prodigious gingerbread difficult to follow overdone overworked particularised touch-and-go little-known Alexandrian scholarly academic out-of-the-way blow-by-blow inefficient high tech highly wrought heightened unwieldy wasteful undependable quirky nitpicking persnickety punctilious slow-moving slow badly organized

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Unusual or out of the ordinary
strange unusual odd curious peculiar bizarre weird uncanny abnormal funny atypical anomalous unfamiliar extraordinary unexpected remarkable mystifying mysterious perplexing baffling inexplicable queer uncommon irregular surreal deviant different aberrant freakish uncharacteristic suspicious unparalleled dubious questionable quaint unnatural anomalistic quirky unconventional rare eerie ridiculous scarce unorthodox untypical freak inconceivable ludicrous offbeat outlandish out of the ordinary wacky far-out incongruous outré spooky unaccountable creepy eccentric exceptional fishy freaky inscrutable kooky nonstandard oddball off-base off the wall out of line out of the way singular wild bizarro funky idiosyncratic off-centre off-color screwy uncustomary wacko way-out zany crazy erratic kinky kookie off-kilter off-the-wall out-of-the-way queerish spaced-out unheard of weirdo whacky like nothing on earth unco rum unique fantastic unbelievable preposterous unthinkable unaccustomed cranky absurd implausible doubtful suspect illogical incredible problematic fantastical fanciful nonsensical unreasonable incomprehensible unimaginable shaky irrational unwonted foreign aberrated phenomenal bewildering whimsical fatuous droll daggy insane senseless unconvincing improbable debatable befuddling confusing surprising left-field unlikely far-fetched out there flimsy unordinary impossible farfetched inane weak novel thin obscure grotesque reachy laughable unreal risible out of place outrageous won't hold water full of holes won't wash foolish farcical shocking exceeding especial extraordinaire outre harebrained preternatural dilly dubitable disputable shady weird and wonderful doubtable equivocal dodgy mad problematical unhinged demented dumfounding confounding incredulous uncompelling muddling unsubstantial unconceivable too much hard to swallow full of it for the birds far out intriguing unpredictable offhand rummy comical out of the common out-there off-key slang cockamamie disparate disconsonant inapropos irrelevant incongruent incoherent unfathomable stupefying asinine disquieting prodigious loner cool avant-garde original flakey touched unbalanced flaky off-beat way out random unintelligible awkward exotic off the rails alien interesting breaking new ground lunatic unrealistic bugged out dumbfounding unexplored unknown newfangled new astounding tall not likely cock-and-bull unplausible deranged untried stupid featherheaded maniacal cock and bull hard to believe disconcerting unforeseen flustering amazing overwhelming portentous conspicuous goofy silly impracticable mercurial shattering unannounced nonplusing unanticipated discomfiting dismaying upsetting jarring nonplussing jolting monstrous wackadoodle astonishing loony pointless idiotic nonconformist wackadoo infantile imbecilic crazy-ass cock-eyed unworkable puerile quixotic imprudent derisory dreamlike foolhardy balmy tenuous untenable uncertain tricky irresponsible hare-brained vague flawed unpersuasive enigmatic unsettled ill-conceived beyond all reason short-sighted cockeyed bird-brained half-baked out of all reason inappropriate poor unsatisfactory inadequate unsubstantiated contradictory faulty inconclusive unsound feeble nebulous lame moot chancy ambiguous up for grabs open iffy challenging open to doubt precarious arguable indecisive spurious unsustainable unsupportable specious false groundless hollow invalid sketchy irreconcilable indefensible nonrational pathetic airy illegitimate unreasoning nutty fallacious slight vain unfounded unreasoned inconsequent inconsequential unimpressive self-contradictory special individual distinctive characteristic unprecedented individualistic particular divergent fresh devious deviate aberrational distinguishing typical exclusive capricious noteworthy distinct discriminating isolated alternative innovative imaginative creative out in left field groundbreaking pioneering infrequent something else specific quizzical identifying diagnostical inventive innovatory differentiating deviating signature unrepresentative off-center innovational proper outstanding non-typical symptomatic refreshing ingenious nonconforming diagnostic personal trailblazing unheard-of revolutionary heteroclite disruptive bent memorable in left field ground-breaking wonderful bohemian heterodox classic sporadic twisted perverted advanced modern madcap warped marked radical experimental futuristic off the beaten track originative neoteric contemporary state-of-the-art new-fashioned few and far between beat ultra-modern just out informal extravagant maverick symbolic unceremonious wayward indicative awesome atypic distinguished prominent significant eminent perverse private inimitable dotty awe-inspiring representative emblematic digressive rogue hippy seminal transgressing visionary discriminative boho Bohemian distorted wandering untested essential individualising inspired old-fashioned clever inspiring artistic one and only modernistic few variant individualizing seldom thin on the ground occasional cutting-edge avant garde Promethean leading-edge cutting edge out-of-the-box exciting striking determining inconsistent impressive unconforming seldom seen esoteric notable eccentrical out of keeping arcane nondescript startling extreme egregious mischievous playful excentrical rambling straying non-standard out of this world one of a kind waggish incomparable defective sick fertile altered imported ready sicko pervy artful mental psycho kookish all your own one-off productive demiurgic resourceful varying heretical not prepared transformational progressive fundamental drastic unhackneyed malformed unhealthy variational unmistakable latest discrete diacritic deviceful corrupt disorderly crotchety chimerical unnormal heteromorphic up-and-coming forward-looking game-changing world-shattering dicey amusing humorous witty arbitrary flighty fixed funny peculiar innate not normal inborn local inherent inbred peculiar to particular to exclusive to appropriate typical of native found only in ingrained characteristic of independent unconstrained egoistic unfettered liberated untrammelled free-spirited freethinking self-indulgent selfish pompous egomaniacal self-serving conceited individualist self-absorbed self-interested egoistical self-centered self-loving vainglorious narcissistic egotistical megalomaniac egotistic egocentric self-reliant stuck-up self-concerned recent untrammeled self-centred scanty subtile subtle sparse preeminent magnificent scattered standout rarefied towering attenuate short light attenuated deficient recherche unfrequent semioccasional limited far cry wrapped up in oneself barbarous eye-popping

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Not explicit
inexplicit vague unclear ambiguous obscure indefinite indistinct equivocal uncertain imprecise hazy cryptic enigmatic indeterminate dubious nebulous doubtful fuzzy enigmatical opaque questionable unintelligible inconclusive muzzy sketchy tenebrous muddy cloudy impressionistic clear as dishwater perplexing confusing mysterious confused arcane inexact abstruse debatable occult mystic inscrutable Delphic misleading oblique equivocating murky oracular riddling double-edged clear as mud ill-defined unsure elusive borderline arguable gnomic ambivalent paradoxical unsettled foggy unknown indecisive deep iffy elliptical in doubt elliptic fuliginous dark blurred amphibological open to debate open to question prevaricating clouded roundabout circumlocutory circuitous periphrastic incomprehensible shifty undecided chancy woolly undetermined unresolved muddled baffling unfathomable intangible problematical impenetrable esoteric imperfect recondite mystifying inexplicable unexplained open shadowy weak bewildering wooly open to argument up in the air as clear as mud dubitable in question at issue problematic hinky polysemous polysemic polysemantic multivocal loose unsound generalized rough incomplete approximate superficial bleary cursory indirect suspicious slippery contradictory duplicitous blurry inadequate obfuscatory perfunctory gray grey remote dim cagey deceptive unspecified generalised unexplicit disreputable cunning shuffling devious tricky deceitful dissembling sophistical non-specific two-edged casuistic elusory false evasive noncommittal casuistical stonewalling subtle intricate mystical complex uninterpretable involved convoluted strange abstract coded far-out insoluble complicated Greek to me not easily understood hard to understand inconceivable illegible technical incredible illogical secret secretive non-committal speculative unpredictable unforeseeable incalculable indistinguishable undefined disputable hesitant muffled controversial moot dicey indiscernible dodgy irresolute wavering vacillating contentious in the balance unconfirmed controvertible doubtable subject to debate negotiable issuable unestablished open to doubt betwixt and between mootable between rock and hard place touch and go not yet established a live issue bone of contention a matter of opinion on the back burner contestable on ice a moot point in dispute the jury's out a controversial subject up for discussion between sixes and sevens dense concealed hidden difficult obfuscated beyond comprehension hard nubilous purblind imperceptive faint misty blear gauzy pale formless out of focus nebulose unspecific lacking definition unfocused torn tentative smoky waffling general pending on the fence uncommitted suspect barely perceptible shady hard to make out bleared in two minds not sure in a dilemma in a quandary inconspicuous yet to be decided dithering amorphous of two minds blowing hot and cold undependable unanswered unconcluded fishy hard to see queer shaky shilly-shallying wishy-washy broad unfixed in limbo hemming and hawing to be decided running hot and cold unascertained mixed open-ended oscillating unrecognizable unsolved unrecognisable unconvinced split shapeless unfinished ongoing indefinable untrustworthy unformed disputed flimsy not definite on the horns of a dilemma in a state of uncertainty inaccurate sweeping conflicting distant impalpable fogged ballpark marginal floating unsubstantial unreliable distorted apocryphal skeptical hesitating fluctuating distrustful mistrustful trustless neutral tenuous sceptical unsupported unsubstantiated contingent divided pendent spurious on-the-fence neither fish nor fowl up for grabs hedging your bets in the middle neither one thing nor the other in a state of limbo open to suspicion unstructured unshaped structureless some kind of faded veiled dull filmy obscured inaudible undisclosed concerned troubled worried anxious apprehensive disquieted outstanding illusory settling nothing proving nothing wobbling feeble unclassifiable dreamy visionary conjectural swithering conflicted opposed clashing warring opposing vexed indescribable inexpressible nameless crepuscular Cimmerian undistinct peripheral frontier bordering impartial approximative estimated hanging not decided dreamlike blanket overall generic undetailed suppositive unreasonable suppositious ungrounded basic unanalysable fugitive unverified unprovable unproven unfounded disorganised ill-organized disorganized touch-and-go unlimited squishy careless sloppy in no man's land vacillant infirm volatile fickle not reliable not dependable indiscriminate fluctuant hypothetical insecure unable to decide sitting on the fence humming and hawing hot and cold hot-and-cold halting faltering inexhaustible unanalyzable indeterminable innumerable wide under advisement under examination not obvious open to discussion diffident unconfident coarse-grained blurred round the edges not particular not partial not specific odd shonky funny pseudo unlikely potentially dangerous ridiculous thick potentially false suspected not quite right thin under suspicion not kosher unbelievable

Adjective

Causing annoyance, frustration, or worry
vexing aggravating annoying bothersome vexatious exasperating galling irritating irksome maddening rankling troublesome worrisome worrying abrasive pesky riling carking chafing difficult disturbing frustrating nettlesome nettling peeving pestiferous pestilent pestilential plaguy pesty plaguey rebarbative displeasing provoking infuriating objectionable distressing grating unsettling traumatic infernal harassing trying unpleasant upsetting wretched tiresome repugnant troubling thorny painful irking troublous deplorable unwelcome antagonizing discouraging enraging niggling inconvenient tedious challenging jarring forbidding perturbing lamentable knotty taxing wearisome problematic harrying burdensome confounded tormenting nagging disagreeable awkward incommodious afflicting disappointing tricky concerning mean festering antipathetic teasing ugly wicked wearing demanding unsatisfying unattractive impossible antagonising cussed enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall sticky tough harrowing nasty grievous hairy harsh agonizing disquieting severe prickly hard agonising onerous discomposing oppressive delicate sensitive uncomfortable grim bitter stressful excruciating offensive discomforting crushing heavy ticklish rough arduous dodgy nerve-racking dire disconcerting awful agitating terrible grave exacting weighty dreadful unpleasing uncongenial problematical miserable afflictive punishing bad alarming laborious unfortunate distasteful unpalatable daunting toilsome distressful appalling cruel formidable embarrassing discommoding controversial rigorous unnerving exhausting unsuitable abominable detestable odious sad exigent disgusting gruelling dangerous critical nauseating heartbreaking execrable hostile shocking strenuous brutal rugged rotten dismaying grueling unsavory tragic tiring unhappy heartrending yukky unlovely icky yucky back-breaking fraught humiliating unsavoury hurtful heart-rending hateful scary complicated vile involved intricate uphill touchy stiff bleak untimely perplexing anxious-making inappropriate complex tricksy spiny catchy tense horrible horrid repulsive dismal convoluted revolting woeful regrettable torturous obnoxious sore gross repellent pathetic doleful sorrowful testing nerve-wracking abhorrent lousy gloomy chancy precarious dark cumbersome unfriendly grody sour mortifying boring destructive compromising bedevilling provocative gut-wrenching discordant dicey unamusing charged inopportune punchable loathsome hurting tight accursed aching cringeworthy inexpedient stinging inharmonious unseasonable cringey grotesque unaesthetic bedeviling discommodious disadvantageous Herculean embittering obstructive tender raw poignant throbbing stimulating baffling cringe-making flustering fierce murderous hardhanded inhuman searing burning unhandy poor saddening discomfiting hazardous killing persnickety depressing unmanageable unwieldy horrendous atrocious vexed inflamed fatiguing pitiable melancholy pitiful foul detrimental irritated intolerable sharp gnawing dolorous adverse sombre somber desolate calamitous invidious perilous iffy anxious intense gruesome superincumbent moving horrific smarting pressing anguished mournful unappealing sickening horrifying achy undesirable serious draining frightful unbearable enervating pressured grinding dubious spartan suspect questionable backbreaking gnarly piteous caustic out of place merciless hellish hectic sapping off-putting anxiety-ridden apprehensive acid plaguing disruptive echinated briery pointed demeaning degrading importunate responsible embarrassed incommoding unfavorable unfavourable damnable discountenancing intractable undisciplined murder rowdy infestive ungovernable damaging repressive messy disorderly disheartening mighty harmful acute shameful crashing injurious fearful fiendish infamous pernicious fell heinous devilish dispiriting depressive humourless crummy ghastly humorless sober solemn toe-curling ruthless savage rancid reddened chafed ill-timed time-consuming austere excessive ponderous overtaxing overpowering plodding headache unrelenting relentless chilling ferocious uneasy unsatisfactory stinking hideous lurid unacceptable sedate abysmal grisly diabolical unendurable frightening macabre nightmarish stringent risky uncertain nice hurt melancholic disconsolate joyless hopeless drab demoralizing glum rueful demoralising comfortless cheerless remorseless great monstrous tragical repellant uncool grotty godawful hellacious uninviting affecting nauseous negative instigative intemperate inclement red bruised cursed unsteady unstable beastly dreary mirthless morose dejecting dispirited dolesome stridulous ill suited dry insensitive stridulent harsh-sounding tickly a nuisance in pain injured wounded capricious temperamental mercurial changeable inconstant volatile fickle rocky variable bumpy drear cold funereal depressed inflammatory exciting inciting incendiary affronting agitational agitative edgy inflaming instigating piquing goading insulting nail-biting heart-breaking extremely bad hard-hearted remote prejudicial an imposition vicious antagonistic afflicted abscessed pained ulcerated itchy confronting distressed scratchy lachrymose sorry derisible lugubrious dingy plangent pensive heart-wrenching wearying causing discomfort ill-fitting in-your-face unhelpful strident incongruous clashing tear-jerking dissonant conflicting incompatible shrill contrasting undermining disobliging invalidating contrary cacophonous rasping jangling scraping squeaky raucous disparaging discrediting derogatory disastrous hefty piercing catastrophic fatal biting deadly ruinous uncharacteristic loud unharmonious corrosive abject cataclysmic devastating stirring unlucky dejected despondent lethal forlorn mortal deathly hapless fateful tingly keen ill-fated ill-starred eye-watering

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Causing emotion, excitement, and enthusiasm
mind-boggling exciting stimulating stirring thrilling rousing exhilarating electrifying inspiring intoxicating breathtaking galvanising galvanizing charged exhilarative electric galvanic kicky amazing astonishing wonderful overwhelming stunning challenging spectacular startling stupendous baffling complex complicated confusing difficult staggering surprising mind-blowing heart-stopping hair-raising mind-bending rip-roaring eye-opening moving dramatic invigorating envigorating heady emotional lively eye-popping gripping animating fascinating inspiriting incredible sensational wondrous awesome spirited astounding awe-inspiring spine-tingling inspirational captivating enlivening energizing riveting stem-winding anthemic dynamic energetic energising enthralling magnificent enchanting arousing jaw-dropping striking impressive emotive impassioned animated passionate provocative refreshing emotion-charged soul-stirring shocking provoking motivating stimulative remarkable miraculous marvelous marvellous fabulous out of this world action-packed uplifting vigorous exhilarant sexy powerful thought-provoking exalting enthusiastic hearty explosive encouraging unbelievable knife-edge mind-altering cliffhanging awakening prodigious fantastical wild brilliant fantastic dazzling intense memorable beautiful empyreal unique sensorial amazeballs bewitching heart-stirring glorious galvanical inflammatory agitational brisk heartrending heartbreaking strong imbued suffused fraught laden loaded full saturated pervaded permeated filled potent vitalizing compelling elating hallucinogenic compulsive suspenseful stupefying inconceivable hallucinatory psychedelic nerve-racking edge-of-the-seat adrenaline-charged motivational affecting heartening bracing revitalizing cheering gladdening splendid outstanding eye-catching grand never to be forgotten gee-whizz unforgettable picturesque arresting persuasive impactful ripping adrenaline-fueled boisterous rollicking riotous uproarious vibrant influential triggering instigating inciting meaningful piquing affective poignant touching instigative impelling intriguing interesting sparkling entertaining giddy revitalising quickening animative tonic elevating exhilaratory piquant tense adrenalizing exalté appealing hectic titillating extraordinary giving one food for thought jolting far-out resplendent like a dream come true blissful unimaginable fabled beguiling splendorous heavenly sublime out of the ordinary ethereal special divine unheard-of charming portentous majestic far out tremendous enlightening fairy-tale fairytale-like dream-filled magical volatile buzzy adrenalized power-driven magnetic AC plug-in DC juiced motor-driven absorbing electrical electronic rechargeable battery operated theatrical shaking trembling some blinding theatric awe-striking shivering quaking vibrating shuddering frantic blood-tingling exquisite swinging delightful fab large boss mad zero cool

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Deceptive or tending to mislead or create a false impression
misleading false deceptive confusing delusive specious ambiguous evasive spurious deceitful delusory sophistical disingenuous tricky casuistical deceiving fallacious unstraightforward beguiling deluding equivocal mock pseudo bewildering casuistic catchy confounding demagogic distorted distracting illusory inaccurate misrepresentative mistakable perplexing wrong untrue fake sham fictitious erroneous mistaken bogus phony phoney fraudulent untruthful unfounded imaginary incorrect counterfeit unreal unsound chimerical invalid invented fabricated inexact feigned misguided fanciful insincere dishonest flawed apparent seeming artificial ostensible pretend fishy fantastic illusive imitation suppositious off imprecise concocted hallucinatory forged fictional illogical made up faked pretended imagined unreliable faulty mendacious visionary lying ideal trumped up ersatz affected chimeric assumed counterfactual fictive two-faced dissembling put-on in error hollow phantasmal dreamlike simulated mythical fabulous illusionary devious snide treacherous phantasmagoric guileful shifty without foundation contrived baseless cod not genuine double-dealing whimsical make-believe cunning fantastical pretentious apocryphal notional truthless supposititious queer semblant pirate perfidious phantasmic ungrounded bent dodgy out faux framed iffy duplicitous sophistic blue-sky cooked-up not kosher way off off beam full of holes economical with the truth made-up vain copied factitious fancied improper sly Hollywood plant brummagem crock artful mythic non-existent dicey crafty phantom fantasied imaginal plastic unnatural foxy trumped-up equivocating won't fly soft shell dummy inauthentic sneaky unauthentic delusional not accurate not exact off target way out wide of the mark unreasonable captious unsubstantiated groundless forsworn idle wily mad foundationless unproven unreasoned colored misinformed unsupported uncorroborated untrustworthy scheming hoax ill-founded phantasmagorical reasonless coloured insubstantial glib faithless forced perjurious strained designing without basis mechanical meretricious subtle trick underhand hypocritical falsified underhanded substitute quasi- mythological insidious dissimulating dud askew way off beam abroad perjured hollow-hearted crooked off base prevaricating misrepresenting fibbing inventing misstating falsifying terminologically inexact double-faced off-base Janus-faced phony-baloney double-crossing committing perjury two-timing phoney-baloney malicious entrapping surreal nightmarish psychedelic misconceived deluded quixotic phantasmagorial kaleidoscopic Kafkaesque phantasmagorian bizarre irrational unread mocking adopted improvised fakey unfactual nonfactual impostrous off the mark plausible pseud knock-off pirated unqualified unfitting contrary to fact not true empty ostentatious likely colorable presumable credible probable sophisticated flattering presumptive nugatory superficial amiss untested unverified unconfirmed unwarranted unjustified unattested devised cooked up traitorous seemingly correct deflecting diverting cheating pretending phantasm not the case conjectural not trustworthy off-beam way off-beam so-called actorly quack worthless virtual wannabe would-be self-styled quasi erratic plausible but wrong apparently right nonvalid speculative questionable erring awry defective fluffed jive mealymouthed backhanded unctuous disloyal double mealy gratuitous bottomless tenuous uncalled-for off-target misfigured astray wide goofed misconstrued mishandled miscalculated not real not legit backstabbing knavish commiting perjury swearing falsely bearing false witness wrong number all wet all off legendary dreamed-up as it were to all intents and purposes intangible storybook nebulous hypothetical immaterial theoretical fairy-tale Pecksniffian lip not precise not working at fault out of commission out of line on the wrong track impalpable not backed up by evidence double dealing back-stabbing left-handed slippery slick figmental weird nonexistent romantic reproduction reachy replica aerial out of this world fabled unsubstantial incredible unbelievable Barmecidal Barmecide diversionary blue sky pipe dream fly Machiavellian cagy shrewd cute cagey synthetic slim carny shonky imitative deep shady wry greasy sharp intelligent witted clever streetwise keen smooth astute mimic man-made not what it is cracked up to be calculating false-hearted uncandid not candid not frank unscrupulous unfrank unfair unveracious oblique indirect not entirely truthful

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Causing a desire to know more
intriguing interesting absorbing fascinating gripping engaging stimulating compelling diverting enthralling exciting riveting stirring titillating beguiling curious engrossing provocative tantalising tantalizing amusing arresting captivating consuming immersing involving mesmerising mesmerizing alluring appealing arousing attractive enchanting thought-provoking bewitching entrancing seductive charming enticing irresistible spellbinding delightful magnetic fetching inviting tempting thrilling glamorous entertaining winning pleasing charismatic luring unputdownable compulsive hypnotic lovely mesmeric winsome pleasant desirable beautiful glamourous ravishing magical transfixing dazzling sexy gorgeous heavenly agreeable hypnotizing inspiring striking piquant delectable prepossessing hypnotising preoccupying divine taking come-hither hot very interesting rousing elfin eye-catching adorable cute pretty fair colourful beauteous comely smashing bonny exhilarating sweet racy readable provoking attention-grabbing colorful juicy good-looking elegant pleasurable easy on the eye dreamy stunning knockout handsome intoxicating sightly tasty foxy fanciable likely adorbs nice seemly aesthetic lovesome esthetic bonnie stylish refreshing lively monopolizing persuasive good goodly sensational viral appetizing witty impressive breathtaking mind-blowing well-favored drop-dead monopolising siren appetising likable encouraging likeable challenging inspirational electrifying sexual erotic sultry bodacious nubile sensuous exquisite shareable spicy fit overwhelming babelicious graceful moving fine fabulous becoming suggestive drop-dead gorgeous sparkling profound enjoyable dishy enrapturing nice-looking as pretty as a picture mouthwatering all-consuming fun endearing vivid funny seducing very exciting stimulative astonishing intense memorable humorous powerful mouth-watering dramatic addictive fashionable wonderful distracting electric marvellous marvelous chucklesome droll affecting action-packed trendy hilarious galvanising congenial luscious lush comical galvanizing relaxing beddable sensual shapely radiant heady gay buzzworthy lovable pulchritudinous scrumptious spunky bootylicious wholesome buxom blooming out of this world easy on the eyes come-to-bed very beautiful a ten sexually attractive well-favoured fine-looking well favoured well favored ensational transporting spirited salty illecebrous attracting phat obsessing controlling escapist fantasy scintillating mysterious exotic forcible sirenic disarming warm welcoming orphic genial personable fantastic affable Orphean rapturous teasing beckoning hunky to one's liking fantastical quixotic nostalgic cordial open romantic adventurous chivalrous dainty enamoring infatuating delicate exceptional noteworthy besetting devouring magnetizing magnetising choice amiable cheering strange outlandish bizarro envigorating eye-opening remarkable immodest slinky indecent passionate indelicate pornographic shameless on fleek lurid scandalous recreative strong immoderate dominating obsessive ardent smart eventful worthy of note splashy amazing out of the ordinary showy as nice as pie magnificent idyllic superb glorious raunchy coquettish sexually arousing amorous sexually exciting flirtatious steamy chic classy glitzy risqué sublime fervid raging burning deep-seated exhausting glam kinky tarty invigorating vibrant unique wondrous emphatic poignant scream clever riot cheerful fun-filled gas restorative side-splitting priceless ritzy well dressed flamboyant entranced charmed enchanted bewitched intellectual intelligent shock-horror meaty spectacular fresh portentous trenchant topical unboring newsy relatable newsworthy opulent splendid righteous flashy prestigious nifty cheeky fairylike be a ball fiendish dreamlike conjuring salacious characterful fairy-tale looking like a million unusual too good to be true cultured highbrowed cultivated serious deep scholarly heavy highbrow sophisticated heavyweight learned literary classical intellective full of character full of life galvanic mind-boggling charged rip-roaring kicky mind-bending heart-stopping exhilarative hair-raising adrenalizing exalté hectic motivating spine-tingling giving one food for thought darling precious dear gratifying satisfying loveable delightsome blessed great cutesy welcome jolly drawing blest angelic happy dulcet grateful delicious felicitous fab cheery savory savoury favorable favourable blissful specious magic inveigling joyous cuddly cunning ingratiating insinuating paradisiacal innocent paradisal terrific paradisiac acceptable rewarding palatable witching fine and dandy chocolate-box perfect excellent peachy miraculous copacetic picturesque admirable simpatico sympathique sympatisch sterling superior photogenic super comforting euphoric comfortable cherubic brilliant neat capital commendable hunky-dory boss cherubical paradisaical paradisaic elating supercalifragilisticexpialidocious relishable beaut couthy grand irie larger than life ambrosial kawaii swell awesome twee very agreeable very pleasant pretty-pretty extraordinary enveloping pulling storybook traditional fortunate extremely attractive fairytale-like anodyne devastating beseeching celestial influential cherished warm-hearted affectionate strong in character incredible cherishable friendly trim dreamboat eyeful bijou toothsome stellar full of personality picture-perfect studly edgy eligible prizable nurturable appreciatable polite civilized suave debonair childlike perky dinky fragile superlative noble dandy worldly clean-cut immersive rare invincible unconquerable inevitable indomitable uncontainable overriding ineluctable civilised lekker heartwarming groovy mooi potent pleasureful superlunary seraphic empyrean well bred worldly-wise very nice eye-popping exhilarant hallucinogenic mind-altering par excellence Elysian positive satisfactory pure scenic brill ducky cool mild worthy tasteful enviable valuable sound presentable sunny clear topping wizard bonzer champion ripping cracking corking spiffing virtuous saintly beezer frabjous ineffable yummy very attractive top-hole greatly to one's liking very pleasurable resplendent A1 rad prime dollish glossy honourable snazzy ace statuesque showstopping OK honorable reputable zingy soothing slick spanking hospitable in order prettyish relief unspoilt not bad glad exemplary conciliatory placating pacifying mollifying artistic beatific super-eminent passable shipshape first-class select telegenic super-excellent stupendous calming splendorous deluxe copasetic first-rate gnarly ecstatic recherche farcical photographic pictographic convivial balmy conciliating pacific appeasing propitiatory peacemaking placatory comic pictorial majestic symbolic decorative unsoiled quaint jovial laughable jocular facetious propitiating as pure as the driven snow ludicrous waggish rib-tickling mirthful light-hearted novel whimsical rollicking gladdening merry animated insinuative saccharine deferential silky ingratiatory convincing silken doll face joshing wacky jokey boffo gut-busting sidesplitting camp screaming campy shaking emotional impassioned trembling emotive emotion-charged drawing attention shivering quaking vibrating soul-stirring anthemic stem-winding inspiriting shuddering frantic blood-tingling large mad awe-inspiring swinging zero cool wild too funny for words for grins cut up

Adjective

Causing embarrassment or unease
embarrassing humiliating discomfiting disconcerting upsetting distressing mortifying shameful shaming awkward uncomfortable compromising flustering confusing degrading delicate demeaning sensitive tricky agitating discomposing discountenancing disturbing ignominious touchy troublesome barro blush-making cringe-making cringeworthy cringey discreditable disgraceful dishonoring dishonouring toe-curling bewildering disagreeable discommoding discommodious distracting equivocal exasperating excruciating impossible incommodious inconvenient inopportune perplexing rattling troubling trying uneasy unpropitious unseemly worrisome unsettling chastening humbling bothersome alarming dismaying disquieting nerve-racking worrying distressful creepy unpleasant annoying difficult tiresome frightening off-putting discomforting awe-inspiring awesome sobering overwhelming restless tense nervous perturbing anxious crushing unnerving irksome irritating aggravating vexing provoking harassing discouraging wearisome painful burdensome startling severe ominous foreboding gloomy onerous sinister depressing laborious pessimistic hard toilsome threatening consequential intrusive impeding disruptive uncertain prophetic nagging inglorious nasty undignified troublous opprobrious debasing hairy fraught nail-biting nerve-wracking humiliatory appalling agonizing agonising disgracing deflating squashing quashing concerning baffling intimidating scary demoralizing anxious-making demoralising bringing down bringing low tormenting remote prejudicial unhandy untimely inexpedient vexatious unsuitable pestiferous disadvantageous unmanageable unseasonable detrimental cumbersome unwieldy sorry abject disreputable dishonourable notorious unrespectable infamous louche dishonorable shady shy despicable shoddy ignoble scandalous miserable indecorous wretched pitiful offensive reprehensible harrowing stressful displeasing grim galling frustrating horrible dreadful awful terrible horrendous horrific horrifying ghastly traumatic frightful horrid maddening atrocious gruesome harsh monstrous grisly macabre nightmarish shocking tedious wearing grievous cruel gut-wrenching daunting hideous bad revolting bitter loathsome abominable forbidding foul distasteful vile pesky taxing pestilent hurtful antagonizing antagonising unwelcome lurid plaguy peeving chafing rebarbative rankling nettlesome infuriating riling pestilential brutal hellacious carking nettling abrasive pesty plaguey grating niggling unpleasing uncongenial confronting objectionable woeful rotten unpalatable torturous affecting boring poor execrable dismal doleful lousy sad tough demanding exhausting pathetic teasing grave disgusting repulsive odious arduous exacting challenging rough sickening nauseating repellent repugnant bedevilling heartbreaking tragical mean grewsome nightmare saddening draining abhorrent sorrowful grueling enervating testing gruelling oppressive pressured rugged infernal cussed unamusing confounded hostile dire obnoxious gross detestable deplorable abysmal fearful heart-rending tragic repellant ugly nauseous terrifying godawful hellish hectic strenuous tiring punishing sapping enraging jarring punchable harrying heartrending terrific weighty back-breaking enough to try the patience of a saint heavy rigorous enough to drive you up the wall anxiety-ridden bedeviling sticky disappointing terrorizing pitiless vicious ruthless savage oppressed impoverished stark merciless bleak devastating terrorising poverty-stricken panicky menacing outrageous moving touching unspeakable obscene stupefying fearsome heartstopping stunning rancid astonishing evil noisome fulsome amazing direful formidable noxious staggering redoubtable surprising spine-chilling from hell wicked glaring hair-raising heinous piteous pitiable stirring emotional impactful intense tearful impressive mournful plaintive tear-jerking sentimental poignant tender passionate expressive nostalgic humourless crummy sombre humorless unbearable sober unsavory solemn somber unsatisfactory icky stinking unacceptable sedate undesirable diabolical unfortunate unendurable regrettable uncool yukky grotty lamentable unhappy grody sour unappealing yucky afflicting uninviting afflictive unsavoury anguished beastly unlovely heart-breaking extremely bad

Adjective

Lacking a coherent or logical sequence or connection
incoherent confused disconnected muddled unintelligible disjointed disordered unconnected jumbled rambling wandering incomprehensible garbled inarticulate unclear uncoordinated illogical mumbled muttered scrambled wild choppy discursive disorganised disorganized inconsistent slurred stammered stammering stuttered stuttering inchoate breathless desultory discontinuous discordant dumb faltering incohesive incongruous maundering mixed up hard to follow all over the place indistinct inaudible muffled scrappy bitty disorderly broken vague fragmentary sketchy untidy piecemeal fragmented unsystematic patchy haphazard incomplete meaningless unorganized loose faint erratic unorganised uneven deficient irrational chaotic messy fitful woolly stumbling shambolic irregular murmured low imperfect blurred fuzzy obscure wooly poorly spoken defective halting random hesitating cluttered orderless nonsensical senseless unpolished anarchic aimless unfathomable hesitant slovenly topsy-turvy out of order partial ill-thought-out in disarray higgledy-piggledy in a muddle indecipherable spasmodic mumbling interrupted scattered hazy slipshod unmethodical fractional crude part unfinished rough inexplicit opaque inadequate ambiguous uncertain unkempt sloppy rudimentary all over the shop in a mess screwed up in disorder all over the lot all over the map in a shambles shuffled varying variable ununified diffuse irrelevant muddle-headed mixed-up weak muddy muddleheaded uncontinuous like a bomb's hit it perfunctory superficial intermittent inane patchwork unarranged messed up mute voiceless speechless sporadic silly absurd vacuous unmeaning foolish thrown together tongue-tied fragmental discrete indiscernible cryptic fatuous episodic aperiodic unsteady occasional spastic casual catchy spotty episodical insufficient reticent awkward unvocal clumsy impenetrable ungraspable enigmatic inscrutable half halfway wanting gaping alternate disrupted indiscriminate illegible ridiculous idle lacking inconclusive simple unskillful makeshift unexplicit equivocal unknowable Greek tenebrous incognizable fathomless systemless unsystematized disunited basic in pieces on and off discombobulated disarranged short unregulated slapdash undeveloped undone abridged shortened bleary divided separated unstructured all Greek to me rough and ready stirred up ruffled half-pie unaccomplished restricted qualified unexecuted distorted indefinite misty blurry nebulous dislocated displaced without unity split directionless ill-defined haywire upset rumpled tangled out of place rude not total expurgated underdone unconsummated immature unwhole curtailed meager under construction not whole meagre not entire badly organized unfocused shadowy far-out jumpy unattached jerky out-to-lunch spacey spaced-out out-of-it cool imprecise upside-down at sixes and sevens hit-or-miss undetermined gauzy dim murky muzzy pale undefined blear indistinguishable foggy inexact snarled like a dog's breakfast pell-mell like a dog's dinner hugger-mugger mussy littered every which way lacking definition out of focus unsure low resolution

Noun

Thought, deliberation or meditation
cogitation thought consideration contemplation deliberation meditation reflection rumination thinking abstraction cerebration concept conception idea image impression intellection musing notion picture pondering speculation study agonising agonizing brainwork brooding worrying mind's eye mulling over introspection scrutiny concentration debate excogitation examination advisement attention heed reasoning forethought analysis regard pensiveness mulling reverie account discussion understanding opinion judgment review application calculation brown study judgement view logic serious thought thoughts thoughtfulness self-examination belief deep thought planning deduction rationalization ideation cognition inference thought process theory inferring concluding perusal apprehending supposition hypothesis imagination circumspection assumption conjecture premeditation ratiocination absorption rationalisation thesis introversion reason weighing up assessment self-observation self-questioning self-searching self-analysis heart-searching soul-searching self-contemplation self-scrutiny navel-gazing self-reflection lucubration grind observation prayer ruminating caution carefulness care investigation inlook solipsism egoism mentation vision premise perception consultation self-discovery self-absorption quiet time philosophy conceptualization ponderings conferring dreaming a brown study conclusion inspection daydreaming fantasy preconception vagary caprice dream rap prudence wariness ventilation negotiation purpose notice prospect conceptualisation intuition judging anticipation hope knowing seeing deriving inducing theorization conclusions daydream woolgathering preoccupation think period of deliberation period of contemplation spell of contemplation period of reflection spell of deliberation spell of reflection recollection ideas position beliefs views outlook viewpoint opinions viewpoints presumption discerning perceiving deducing rationalizing considering realizing evaluation determination finding suspicion eduction verdict induction consequence sequitur navel gazing day-dreaming wool-gathering accepted wisdom point of view points of view line of thought guess results conviction findings corollary guesswork surmise realising rationalising theorizing interpretation result answer illation derivation talk hypothesizing guesstimate postulation forecast prediction shot in the dark hearsay stab gossip stab in the dark studying shot hunch sneaking suspicion hypothesising weighing rumor theorising rumour engrossment eye awareness attentiveness heedfulness look observance trance mind diligence estimation intentness aspect assiduity industry concern stare sight survey gaze cast absent-mindedness inattention fancy gape glimpse obliviousness inattentiveness peep peek sentiment exploration scan audit interest slant check glance regardfulness immersion approach way of thinking once-over perspective apprehension persuasion dreaminess hallucination attitude grasp assimilation note comprehension gander discernment focus reading muse elucidation phantasy dwam take trip inclination lack of application absence of mind head trip fool's paradise fixed look lack of concentration intent look pipe dream mind trip wistfulness timidity reserve inwardness shyness self-knowledge self-understanding reflexivity self-exam Zen revery glare omphaloskepsis focussing focusing absence profound thought distraction vagueness breakdown probe research dissection standpoint action remoteness heedlessness navel-watching self-introspection looking watching glaring watch ogling interrogation diagnosis imagining rubbernecking stand stance mindfulness raptness bemusedness distractedness curiosity angle fish eye idée fixe way of looking potential cross-examination inquiry inquisition entrancement aloofness reflecting knowledge advertence advertency ascertainment ear frame of mind potentiality perlustration display visualization aspiration expectation inkling visualisation objective intention thing worry motivation plan contrivance inspiration intent enquiry checkup inventory going-over look-over chimera fantasm phantasm conceit nonentity illusion delusion figment unreality insight spotlight mindset wish disposition leaning vantage point enthusiasm inquisitiveness predilection feeling proclivity explanation fancying in a zone conceiving fond hope figment of the imagination castle in the air stargazing figment of imagination staring into space blonde moment chimaera two cents worth shoes broad view context where one is at twist eye view standing overview value judgment say so interestedness receptiveness thirst for knowledge receptivity keenness curiousness eagerness alertness undivided attention responsiveness nosiness concernment vigilance zest watchfulness excitement construal detachment castle-building version representation clarification tab castles in the air translation grip eagle eye riff variation time hesitation object

Verb

Present participle for to confound or perplex someone
perplexing baffling beating bewildering confounding confusing mystifying bemusing flummoxing discombobulating stumping nonplussing posing fazing gravelling graveling mazing throwing addling bamboozling befogging befuddling buffaloing disorienting fogging foxing fuddling getting muddling muddying vexing obfuscating wildering amazing complicating disconcerting distracting disturbing dumbfounding flabbergasting flooring foiling frustrating mulling obscuring profundicating rattling snowing stirring stumbling wondering setting someone thinking getting to psyching out putting off making someone scratch their head stupefying stunning flustering dazing upsetting astounding staggering astonishing surprising mixing up discomposing shaking bothering startling taking aback unnerving causing to be at a stand discomfiting dismaying perturbing worrying throwing off balance shaking up agitating blowing one's mind overwhelming ruffling shocking discountenancing unsettling embarrassing bowling over flurrying clouding appalling going to one's head disorientating blurring knocking for six throwing off abashing troubling eluding disquieting knocking sideways stymieing distressing bringing up short alarming mortifying beclouding catching off balance exercising paralysing paralyzing striking dumb taking by surprise blowing away annoying stopping someone in their tracks unhinging concerning deranging horrifying messing with one's head boggling dizzying leaving open-mouthed fouling up undoing devastating ailing discomforting fussing making unclear overpowering bugging demoralizing distempering frazzling irking demoralising making uneasy throwing into a tizzy weirding out freaking out jumbling sticking defeating tangling rocking thunderstriking surprizing affecting overcoming balking frightening daunting setting thinking making punchy intoxicating inebriating baulking leaving aghast messing up snafuing disordering distorting exciting knocking out scaring discouraging chagrining muddying the waters dazzling boggling the mind of panicking disheartening screwing up hagriding alaruming derailing balling up making nervous shattering benumbing irritating crushing afflicting galling spooking provoking paining pothering stirring up putting into a flap taking someone's breath away putting someone off their stroke knocking the stuffing out of distracting from putting out of countenance letting down throwing into a tizz depressing bedeviling bedevilling dulling sticking it to confusticating muddling up snookering confuscating setting one thinking mooning daydreaming outwitting stopping gathering wool dislocating numbing saddening burdening preoccupying getting at boggling the mind throwing for loop involving besetting thickening dispiriting unbalancing disorganizing disrupting mistaking petrifying hitting like a ton of bricks putting at a loss dumfounding hassling jolting entangling encumbering unmanning knocking over with feather knocking for a loop trying occupying convoluting mucking raveling thwarting ravelling causing to lose your bearings knocking the stuffing out of someone dashing disappointing bringing someone up short escaping heating hurrying harassing chilling terrifying chillin disillusioning giving a shock consternating taking breath away taking someone aback disarranging hindering chafing mixing you up conquering bustling disenchanting disgruntling affrighting putting someone off lying heavy on gnawing at making anxious snarling up filling with consternation putting the wind up someone terrorizing lousing up terrorising giving someone a turn mucking up setting someone back on their heels putting someone off their stride upsetting apple cart putting on edge working up crazing sending into a spin flipping making waves intimidating deterring shaming humiliating catching somebody off balance causing someone to lose their composure catching somebody unawares demeaning dishonouring discrediting making self-conscious making uncomfortable owning showing up making awkward making ashamed hanging up making a monkey of dishonoring plaguing putting in a spot teasing giving a bad time catching one short putting in a hole giving a hard time putting on the spot prostrating moving impressing striking touching oppressing whelming spellbinding overmastering swamping arousing burning up intruding outraging grieving getting in the way piquing rousing badgering interfering tiring making emotional killing running circles around sweeping someone off their feet leaving speechless destroying rendering speechless steamrollering doing in hitting for six subordinating downgrading snowing under grinding wrecking fretting exasperating needling pestering tormenting displeasing agonizing hurting agonising offending wounding angering miffing awing aweing discommoding aggrieving torturing aggravating peeving ticking off riling cutting to the quick affronting stinging nettling disgusting harrowing putting out straining eating at destabilizing stressing destabilising sickening racking cursing disobliging repelling harrying dogging making a mess of electrifying beleaguering jarring making miserable making wretched nagging turning off nagging at causing suffering to making unhappy causing anguish to hurting someone's feelings pulling the rug from under making fretful throwing into disorder weighing on pulling the rug out from under facing cutting cowing overawing cornering despairing haunting putting down causing disquiet to searing subduing blighting taxing incommoding persecuting browbeating bullying making a scene smiting making restless unquieting worsting turning disarraying dementing rummaging downing displacing filling with wonder filling with amazement mussing blinding putting off his or her stride taking the wind out of someone's sails bedazzling causing trouble to confronting taking one's breath away taking the wind out of your sails throwing a curve causing wonder springing something on striking with awe throwing into confusion knocking one's socks off blowing one away cluttering garbling niggling dissatisfying incensing possessing throwing into uproar straitening botching bungling infuriating weighing heavily on boggling someone's mind putting one away besotting causing anxiety to weighing down causing concern to niggling at causing discomfort to driving up the wall anguishing hounding embroiling maddening insulting narking snarling injuring scandalizing pushing strapping tantalising desolating martyring pricking breaking tantalizing indisposing nit-picking twisting disaffecting discontenting misinforming misleading making complex obnubilating making more difficult rendering uncertain making difficult doing a number on arousing anxiety in pushing buttons making it tough for picking on cutting up knocking senseless enraging capping revolting antagonizing curdling roiling zinging mispleasing cooling winging sounding darkening leading astray muddying up winding up scandalising teeing off hacking off antagonising playing dirty bumming out hacking you off putting your back up scarifying frighting scaring to death scaring stiff repulsing excruciating nauseating slighting filling with fear scaring someone out of their wits making your hair stand on end throwing into a panic putting the wind up scaring the living daylights out of scaring the bejesus out of scaring the pants off frightening the living daylights out of chilling off throwing into a blue funk frightening to death rattling one's cage mourning causing suffering causing anguish bleeding causing sorrow causing offense lambasting fluttering hustling quickening pushing the buttons of giving offence to thumbing nose at

Verb

Present participle for to think hard about something because one cannot understand it
pondering considering contemplating mulling over brooding brooding about chewing over cudgeling cudgelling deliberating on marvelling marveling meditating on musing musing over reflecting on studying thinking hard about cogitating on giving much thought to poring on wondering about asking oneself asking oneself about thinking about thinking hard racking brains turning over in one's mind deliberating reflecting thinking meditating questioning speculating ruminating revolving cogitating eyeing turning weighing perpending entertaining debating cerebrating poring over weighing up figuring kicking around wrestling with brooding over puzzling over chewing the cud thinking over planning designing conjecturing scheming intending purposing digesting devising querying proposing projecting turning over plotting inquiring tracking viewing rolling mooning dreaming engaging in contemplation debating with oneself doubting wondering enquiring putting on thinking cap entertaining idea thinking deeply saying to oneself having in mind asking yourself cudgeling your brains agonizing pondering on pondering over worrying deliberating about musing on giving consideration to reviewing giving thought to agonizing over reasoning ruminating over ruminating about imagining ruminating on conceiving dwelling on brainstorming envisaging envisioning brooding on chewing on agonising looking at worrying about speculating about stewing over noodling around flashing on beating one's brains out about cogitating about examining evaluating excogitating sizing up thinking out thinking on thinking through appraising assessing judging analyzing meditating over analysing deliberating over sweating over reflecting upon minding contemplating on considering the pros and cons of summing up looking into taking stock of hammering away at giving some thought to discussing mulling consulting arguing percolating deciding on making sense of picturing poring daydreaming clarifying talking over turning over in your mind sorting out batting it around having a think about cerebrating on hashing over running up a flagpole pouring it on knocking around thinking of chawing bethinking comparing dwelling woolgathering mooting taking turning over in mind batting around kicking about batting about mulling over things taking something under advisement chewing over things stewing about considering as an example looking at as an example dealing with taking as an example using one's head chewing stewing going over formulating making figuring out hypothesizing forming taking under consideration hypothesising stopping to consider investigating recollecting feeling surveying researching scrutinizing exploring probing building castles in air enquiring into inspecting reflecting about estimating scrutinising entertaining the idea of rehashing rating eyeing up sweating seeing revolving in one's mind ruminating upon anticipating expecting deliberating upon making enquiries into meditating upon registering accepting assimilating cooling out aspiring to taking in obsessing processing metabolising speculating on metabolizing moping fretting repining sulking about moping over languishing over fretting about grieving over mooning over grieving eating one's heart out dwelling upon sighing sweating out bleeding glooming desponding lamenting languishing eating your heart out thinking upon feeling despondent about sulking chafing inwardly

Verb

Present participle for to cause to fail or to leave hopelessly puzzled, confused, or stuck