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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 ?
A drop of rain on her cheek recalled her thoughts from baffled hopes to ruined ribbons.
The resentment, natural to the baffled male, passed and he tried to understand what had hap- pened.
At each change in the evolutions of the latter, the former raised his tall person in the stirrups; producing, in this manner, by the undue elongation of his legs, such sudden growths and diminishings of the stature, as baffled every conjecture that might be made as to his dimensions.
I have likened it to a sentinel, but its slow wheel, for a moment, was rather the prowl of a baffled beast.
The three boats, in the first fury of the whale's headlong rush, bumped the German's aside with such force, that both Derick and his baffled harpooneer were spilled out, and sailed over by the three flying keels.
And meantime his father had thought the last thought about him that he meant to; he was going to think of himself, he was going to fight for himself, against the world that had baffled him and tortured him!
When Legree returned, baffled and disappointed, all the long-working hatred of his soul towards his slave began to gather in a deadly and desperate form.
Yes," said I, "they're baffled, they've given it up, they're on their way home.
The fury of the baffled Expedition exceeded all bounds.
He crossed a small "branch" two or three times, because of a prevailing juvenile superstition that to cross water baffled pursuit.
Lecount baffled the look by putting her handkerchief to her eyes.
He had no opportunity of saying, or so much as thinking, anything else, until he was clear of the Old Bailey; for, the crowd came pouring out with a vehemence that nearly took him off his legs, and a loud buzz swept into the street as if the baffled blue-flies were dispersing in search of other carrion.