Definition of Baffled

1. Noun. People who are frustrated and perplexed. "The children's faces clearly expressed the frustration of the baffled"

Generic synonyms: People



2. Adjective. Perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment. "She felt lost on the first day of school"
Exact synonyms: At Sea, Befuddled, Bemused, Bewildered, Confounded, Confused, Lost, Mazed, Mixed-up
Similar to: Perplexed
Derivative terms: Confusedness

Definition of Baffled

1. Adjective. thoroughly confused, puzzled ¹

2. Adjective. having baffles ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Baffled

1. baffle [v] - See also: baffle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Baffled

baetyl
baetyls
bafertisite
baff
baffed
baffed-out
baffed out
baffie
baffies
baffing
baffle
baffle board
baffle chamber
bafflectomies
bafflectomy
baffled (current term)
bafflegab
bafflegabs
bafflement
bafflements
baffler
bafflers
baffles
baffling
bafflingly
bafflingness
baffs
baffy
bafilomycin
bafilomycins

Literary usage of Baffled

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1884)
"about it ; they allow it to be believed that they are baffled, ... When they know themselves to be baffled, there is no danger in quieting the public mind, ..."

2. The Complete Works of Gustave Flaubert: Embracing Romances, Travels by Gustave Flaubert, Ferdinand Brunetière (1904)
"... no doubt, some extraordinary mischance, one of those occurrences that baffled all one's anticipations. In that case she would have written to him. ..."

3. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1836)
"... insult over some, and yet others domineer over him, here command, there crouch ; tyrannize in one place, be baffled in another ; a wise man at home, ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... on the eastern side yet stands part of that venerable fabric which baffled the attempts of General Sarsfield, of whose unsuccessful cannonading in 1690, ..."

5. The Puritans: Or, The Church, Court, and Parliament of England, During the by Samuel Hopkins (1861)
"His ARGUMENT FOR THE VALIDITY OF HIS PRESBYTERIAN ORDINATION.— His FRIENDS IN THE COUNCIL baffled. — THE OBJECTION TO HIS ORDINATION A PRETENCE. ..."

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