Definition of Baffling

1. Adjective. Making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe. "A problematic situation at home"

Exact synonyms: Elusive, Knotty, Problematic, Problematical, Tough
Similar to: Difficult, Hard
Derivative terms: Knottiness, Problem, Problem, Toughness



Definition of Baffling

1. a. Frustrating; discomfiting; disconcerting; as, baffling currents, winds, tasks.

Definition of Baffling

1. Verb. (present participle of baffle) ¹

2. Adjective. puzzling and frustrating ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Baffling

1. baffle [v] - See also: baffle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Baffling

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baffing
baffle
baffle board
baffle chamber
bafflectomies
bafflectomy
baffled
bafflegab
bafflegabs
bafflement
bafflements
baffler
bafflers
baffles
baffling (current term)
bafflingly
bafflingness
baffs
baffy
bafilomycin
bafilomycins
baft
bafts
bag
bag-carrier
bag-gel implant
bag and baggage
bag cell neurons
bag for life

Literary usage of Baffling

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1. Life of George Washington by Washington Irving (1857)
"FEIGNED MOVEMENTS OF SIR WILLIAM HOWE—baffling CAUTION OF WASHINGTON—RUMORED INROADS ... baffling ..."

2. Works by Washington Irving (1857)
"... Greatness—Forced March of Cornwallis—Washington Crosses the Delaware —Putnam in Command at Philadelphia—baffling Letters of Lee—Hopes to Reconquer the ..."

3. Travels in Siberia by S. S. Hill (1854)
"baffling Winds. — First Sight of one of the Kurile Isles.— Driven off. ... WE had baffling winds and variable weather during the whole of the day on which ..."

4. Putnam's Magazine (1908)
"Ay, there 's the rub, so baffling oft to me. Boiled, roast and baked—what precious choice of dishes My generous throat has shared among the fishes ! ..."

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