Bafflement
Bafflement Baf"fle*ment (b[a^]f"f'l*ment), n. The process or act of baffling, or of being baffled; frustration; check.

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  • bafflement — index ambiguity, complication, confusion (ambiguity), dilemma, embarrassment, problem, quandary, surpris …   Law dictionary

  • bafflement — 1841, from BAFFLE (Cf. baffle) (v.) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bafflement — [[t]bæ̱f(ə)lmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Bafflement is the state of being baffled. The general response was one of understandable bafflement. Syn: puzzlement …   English dictionary

  • bafflement — baffle ► VERB ▪ totally bewilder. ► NOUN ▪ a device used to restrain or regulate the flow of sound, light, gas, or a fluid. DERIVATIVES bafflement noun baffling adjective. ORIGIN perhaps related to French bafouer ridicule …   English terms dictionary

  • bafflement — noun see baffle I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bafflement — See baffle. * * * …   Universalium

  • bafflement — noun /ˈbaf(ə)lmənt/ a) The state or result of being baffled. b) Something that causes interference or blockage …   Wiktionary

  • bafflement — Synonyms and related words: baffle, balk, balking, betrayed hope, bewilderment, blasted expectation, blighted hope, blow, bother, buffet, check, checkmate, comedown, confounding, confoundment, confusion, cruel disappointment, dash, dashed hope,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bafflement — n. confusion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bafflement — baf·fle·ment …   English syllables

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