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baf·fle

 (băf′əl)
tr.v. baf·fled, baf·fling, baf·fles
1. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action: a patient whose condition baffled the physicians.
2. To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
n.
1. A usually static device that regulates the flow of a fluid or light.
2. A partition that prevents interference between sound waves in a loudspeaker.

[Perhaps blend of Scottish Gaelic bauchle, to denounce, revile publicly, and French bafouer, to ridicule.]

baf′fle·ment n.
baf′fler n.

baffled

(ˈbæfəld)
adj
lacking in understanding: Police are baffled by the murder..
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baffled - people who are frustrated and perplexedbaffled - people who are frustrated and perplexed; "the children's faces clearly expressed the frustration of the baffled"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Adj.1.baffled - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statementsbaffled - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school"
perplexed - full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"
Translations
zmatený
forvirret
ymmällään
zbunjen
困惑した
당황한
förbryllad
ทำให้งงงวย
bối rối

baffled

[ˈbæfəld] adj (= puzzled) [person] → perplexe; [expression] → perplexe
I must admit, I'm completely baffled → Il faut l'admettre, ça me laisse vraiment perplexe.
to be baffled by sth → être dérouté(e) par qch

baffled

حَائِر zmatený forvirret verwirrt μπερδεμένος desconcertado ymmällään perplexe zbunjen perplesso 困惑した 당황한 verbijsterd forbauset bezradny confuso озадаченный förbryllad ทำให้งงงวย şaşkın bối rối 令人迷惑的
References in classic literature ?
Being baffled by the vigilance of the guard, they endeavored to compass their ends by other means.
There we were, in that memorable spring of a certain year in the late seventies, dodging to and fro, baffled on every tack, and with our stores running down to sweepings of bread-lockers and scrapings of sugar-casks.
Baffled by the killing of the mongoose, he looked around for another line to follow.
I have likened it to a sentinel, but its slow wheel, for a moment, was rather the prowl of a baffled beast.
He had to come close in order to strike, and each time Joe baffled him and caught him in his arms.
Miss Silvester has baffled me, and baffled the Edinburgh police.
The baffled pupil returned for the bag, expressing surprise at her carelessness; but this act of Servin's was to her fresh proof of the existence of a mystery, the importance of which was evident.
For the second time that day Mary felt herself baffled by something inscrutable in the character of a person to whom she felt herself much attracted.
There was no thick mat of fur to baffle White Fang's teeth as they were often baffled by dogs of his own breed.
Grasping the sill I pulled myself up to a sitting posture without looking into the building, and gazed down at the baffled animal beneath me.
It was not a picture, but a living, charming woman, with black curling hair, with bare arms and shoulders, with a pensive smile on the lips, covered with soft down; triumphantly and softly she looked at him with eyes that baffled him.
It was worse when it began to be clothed upon with detestable attributes; and out of the shifting, insubstantial mists that had so long baffled his eye, there leaped up the sudden, definite presentment of a fiend.