Adjective "baffling" definition and examples

(Baffling may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbaf(ə)lɪŋ/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Impossible to understand; perplexing.
  1. 'Why he would go to such extraordinary lengths is baffling.'
  2. 'An equally baffling fire broke out last week in Fayetteville, Missouri.'
  3. 'The decision to go on with the game was baffling.'
  4. 'The hitherto baffling puzzles can now be solved.'
  5. 'Make no mistake: the world of investment is vast and baffling.'
  6. 'All I did was introduce myself, and she paid me what seemed at first like a baffling compliment.'
  7. 'Talking to someone who doesn't give you her full attention is rather baffling.'
  8. 'It is baffling why the Department of Defense has made this ruling.'
  9. 'At first glance, this state of affairs is baffling.'
  10. 'There is a baffling array of ISA funds out there, offered by a vast number of investment companies.'

More definitions

1. to confuse, bewilder, or perplex: He was baffled by the technical language of the instructions.

2. to frustrate or confound; thwart by creating confusion or bewilderment.

3. to check or deflect the movement of (sound, light, fluids, etc.).

4. to equip with a baffle or baffles.

5. Obsolete. to cheat; trick. verb (used without object), baffled, baffling.

6. to struggle ineffectually, as a ship in a gale. noun

7. something that balks,

More examples(as adjective)

"attitudes can be baffling to foreigners."

"names can be baffling about places."

"attitudes can be baffling to things."

"lists can be baffling."

"trades can be baffling."

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Origin

(baffle)