flummoxed


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flum·mox

 (flŭm′əks)
tr.v. flum·moxed, flum·mox·ing, flum·mox·es Informal
To confuse; perplex.

[Probably of English dialectal origin.]

flummoxed

(ˈflʌməkst)
adj
perplexed or bewildered
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flummoxed

adjective baffled, confused, puzzled, stumped, foxed, at sea, bewildered, at a loss, mystified, stymied, bamboozled (informal), nonplussed The leaders were flummoxed by the suggestion.
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flummoxed

[ˈflʌməkst] adjdémonté(e)
References in classic literature ?
And my 'pinion is, Sammy, that if your governor don't prove a alleybi, he'll be what the Italians call reg'larly flummoxed, and that's all about it.'
She solved crimes that flummoxed the cops, snuck around in old abandoned houses, got locked in closets by bad guys and she always kept her cool.
Heather Forest (author), Susan Gaber (illustrator); THE WOMAN WHO FLUMMOXED THE FAIRIES; August House (Children's: Picture Books) 8.95 ISBN: 9781939160713
Moreover, the parents of the boy--a Stanford-bound honor's student--are as flummoxed by this as they are!
Errani's prolific work ethic this year - her 81 matches is almost double that of anyone else in the top 10 - paid off as she flummoxed Radwanska with an array of ferocious forehands, delightful dropshots and luscious lobs.
MANAMA: Shoppers at Bahrain City Centre were flummoxed yesterday after almost half the mall's shops and car park was left without electricity.
Roxana Saberi (photo), the half-Iranian, half-Japanese American journalist once jailed in Iran as a spy, was recently confronted by a mugger in a New York subway station, but flummoxed him when she said she was an-ex-con from Iran.
The snub left Lentol flummoxed, he said, especially after the parish asked him to continue his 25 years of donations.
Remedies (Putnam) is a compelling, gracefully written novel about a troubled marriage between a middle-aged Baltimore internist and a public relations specialist who are haunted by the death of their first child and flummoxed by the hostility of their second.
National Party leader Warren Truss, in particular, appears flummoxed by such novel IR concepts as penalty rates.
None of us would be flummoxed by seeing the word 'Heddlu' on all Welsh police vehicles.
Yet Previn, intelligent and accomplished and creative, was totally flummoxed by this simple example.