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    A puzzling person

    Hello
    What does a puzzling person mean?
    A person who loves puzzles or a person who is mysterious

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    Re: A puzzling person

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Hello
    What does a puzzling person mean?
    A person who loves puzzles or a person who is mysterious

    Thanks
    A person who puzzles me, someone I can't understand, someone who is, perhaps, mysterious.

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    Re: A puzzling person

    ETA: Beaten by fivejedjon. I agree with him.

    Almost always it means a person who is mysterious or confusing in some way. I often hear or read a phrase like, "his actions were puzzling", meaning it is difficult to understand why he acted that way.

    Perhaps once or twice I have heard puzzling to mean "someone who does puzzles" but that was a play on words, not the usual meaning.
    Last edited by Munch; 04-Nov-2010 at 09:55. Reason: I was too slow.

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