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Below you will find the definition of baffled, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
EXAMPLES - Baffled in a Sentence
- Something strange in her expression baffled the Judge. (source)
- A four-time Cy Young Award winner, Maddux again baffled the (source)
- Senator: Democrats 'baffled' by president's health care stance (source)
- The producers, and Christina, remain baffled by the whole thing. (source)
- "Strangled ways," they murmur to themselves in baffled admiration. (source)
- And, you know, I'm just kind of baffled as to why Ed isn't seeing any rain. (source)
- Claiming to be "baffled" by Novak's behavior may have been plausible for a while. (source)
- Is Malamud to be damned because his characters are "baffled" rather than left-wing? (source)
- Vivian Laster was "baffled" that this "nice young man" was charged with such a plot. (source)
- FOXBORO, Massachusetts (Ticker) -- Bill Belichick's defense scheme again baffled Drew Bledsoe. (source)
- Richard Fiano, DEA's operations chief, says he is "baffled" by Chambers's lack of truthfulness. (source)
- Sometimes they look baffled, which is probably a lack of nutrition interfering with cognitive ability. (source)
- With Miller now sitting in jail, and possibly facing criminal charges later, "baffled" is sounding lame. (source)
- The wireless technology jargon baffled most people, who instead opted for some of the more bizarre choices. (source)
- Inc. over the bank's disclosure of subprime-mortgage problems, saying she is "baffled" by the proposed deal. (source)
- While a lot of people are giving her kudos for the spoof, some people are kind of baffled by the actual song. (source)
- Often during that dinner George looked at her face by stealth, and its expression baffled him, so careless was it. (source)
- Shame on you for that - you are not exactly taking your role as an informant for a "baffled" American crowd seriously. (source)
- The word baffled the aging establishment at the BBC, with one executive memorably demanding to know about the 'Go On Show'. (source)
- This might be why even CNN is reporting that members of the President's own party are "baffled" by his stance on healthcare: [...] (source)
- Ruth Mary kept her eyes upon his face, still questioning his seriousness, but its quick changes of expression baffled while fascinating her. (source)
- She added that she was "baffled" and accused the parties of expecting a "rubber stamp" on the $75 million proposal related to subprime loans. (source)
- There were all kinds of inconsistencies within this family, and I was always just kind of baffled and wondering what exactly it was that was going on. (source)
- The Wall Street Journal headline on the day after we almost lost the market reported that the wise men on the Street were "baffled" by the big drop Thursday. (source)
- With its fast pace, sharp dialogue, vivid characters and horrific crimes, The Chicago Way is hugely readable, even though we remain baffled about what's happening. (source)
- The speech breathed the most fervent spirit of Catholic piety, seasoned with bitter invectives against what Mr. Conway described as a baffled faction in the Association. (source)
- Mick stopped the car opposite two other vehicles parked at the curb in front of the blindingly bright facade and turned to look at her, his expression baffled and half angry. (source)
- [...] (Talk about an excluded middle!) And Democrats in Congress are, you've got it, "baffled" by the administration's steamroller rush to get something done before the August [...] (source)
- Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, said he was "baffled" by Whitman's choice of Wilson as her campaign co-chairman. (source)
- I remain baffled, though, that civilized people who would (rightly) recoil in disgust if someone wore a baseball cap with a swastika or the SS insignia think a red star hat, or Che shirt, is just fine. (source)
- But Russell Baker's prestige as a reviewer impels me to deny his allegation [ "Reconstructing Ronald Reagan," NYR, March 1] that I wrote Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan the way I did, because I was "baffled" by my subject. (source)
- A federal judge refused to approve the Securities and Exchange Commission's $75 million settlement with Citigroup over the bank's disclosure of subprime-mortgage problems, saying that she was "baffled" by the proposed agreement. (source)
- Karl Rove, the chief political strategist for former President George W. Bush, said he was "baffled" by Mr. Obama's decision to weigh in on the mosque and that his efforts to tweak his position will help "shape and deepen people's antipathy" toward Washington. (source)
- Unless the carbonic acid gas is very completely "baffled" in its ascent through the coke in the producer, a quantity of it passes into the furnace along with the carbonic oxide, the efficiency of which is diminished in proportion as the former increases in quantity. (source)
- Not denying the word existed beforehand, but Google and you find even the BBC goes with the Popeye connection, and that the term baffled the BBC execs: Their unique comedy style was first heard on the airwaves on 28 May 1951 on the programme Crazy People featuring The Goons. (source)
- Also, I'm once again baffled that Danielewski, in House of Leaves, never once references The Haunting of Hill House*, when he references almost everything else, and here the comparison is obvious (and, for that matter, so is Bilbo and Company wandering about in Mirkwood, and he never references that, either). (source)
- But one thing that I do hear time and time again from Democratic sources is, they're kind of baffled at the strategy and the tactic that she used last week to kind of escalate this story by going after the CIA, when really what she was trying to do and what most Democrats thought she should do is try to end it. (source)
- I'm also kind of baffled by how actually going down to Florida, stopping the limo to get out and press the flesh with ordinary citizens, and signing off on the "our problems are not of our own creation, we're the victims of a conspiracy" meme from the Florida voters in return for Bill Nelson's endorsement isn't campaigning. (source)
- As yet there is no sound; all has occurred in the profound silence of the calm, but another instant and there is a mighty crash -- a deafening roar; the great wall of water has fallen, and a very sea of churning foam comes leaping, bursting, spouting over rocks and ledges, carrying all before it with a tremendous sweep that seems to be absolutely irresistible until it meets the higher ledges of rock, when it is hurled back, and retires with a watery hiss that suggests the idea of baffled rage. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 53.0, which suggests that "baffled" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 26 synonyms for baffled.
addle, amaze, astound, befuddle, bewilder, buffalo, confound, confuse, daze, disconcert, dumbfound, elude, embarrass, faze, floor, get, mix up, muddle, mystify, nonplus, puzzle, rattle, stick, stump, stun, throw
We have 14 antonyms for baffled.
abet, aid, assist, clarify, clear up, comfort, encourage, enlighten, explain, explicate, help, relieve, soothe, support
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of baffled from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) thoroughly confused, puzzled
- (adjective) having baffles
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) not understanding.
- (adjective) discouraged by failure to accomplish a goal and uncertain how to proceed; -- used especially of feelings of defeat and discouragement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
- (noun) people who are frustrated and perplexed