baffling

  • 1 Baffling — Baf fling (b[a^]f fl[i^]ng), a. Frustrating; discomfiting; disconcerting; as, baffling currents, winds, tasks. {Baff ling*ly}, adv. {Baff ling*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 baffling — index debatable, elusive, enigmatic, inexplicable, inscrutable, labyrinthine, mysterious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. B …

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  • 3 baffling — 1783, bewildering, from BAFFLE (Cf. baffle); earlier a sailor s adjective for winds that blow variously and make headway difficult (c.1770s) …

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  • 4 baffling — [adj] puzzling abstruse, bewildering, beyond one, confusing, difficult to understand, enigmatic, hard to understand, incomprehensible, mystifying, over one’s head, perplexing, unclear, unfathomable; concept 403 Ant. clear, comprehensible …

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  • 5 Baffling — Baffle Baf fle (b[a^]f f l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Baffled} ( f ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Baffling} ( fl[i^]ng).] [Cf. Lowland Scotch bauchle to treat contemptuously, bauch tasteless, abashed, jaded, Icel. b[=a]gr uneasy, poor, or b[=a]gr, n.,… …

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  • 6 baffling — 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 …

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  • 7 baffling — adjective making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe (Freq. 1) a baffling problem I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast a problematic situation at home • Syn: ↑elusive, ↑knotty, ↑problematic, ↑ …

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  • 8 baffling — adjective puzzling and frustrating …

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  • 9 baffling — Synonyms and related words: bewildering, bothering, confounding, confusing, defeating, discomposing, disconcerting, dismaying, distracting, disturbing, embarrassing, enigmatic, frustrating, intricate, mysterious, mystifying, perplexing,… …

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  • 10 baffling — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. inscrutable, perplexing. ANT.: explainable, decipherable …

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  • 11 baffling — adj British difficult. The standard term became generalised as a vogue word among younger speakers from around 2000, possibly originating in Caribbean usage …

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  • 12 baffling — baf·fling || bæflɪŋ adj. confusing, bewildering baf·fle || bæfl n. instrument that regulates flow; board that regulates flow v. bewilder, confuse; frustrate …

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  • 13 baffling — See: baffle …

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  • 14 Baffling wind — Baffle Baf fle (b[a^]f f l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Baffled} ( f ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Baffling} ( fl[i^]ng).] [Cf. Lowland Scotch bauchle to treat contemptuously, bauch tasteless, abashed, jaded, Icel. b[=a]gr uneasy, poor, or b[=a]gr, n.,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 15 baffling problem — n. problem or situation that is confusing and bewildering …

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  • 16 baffling wind — noun : a light wind that frequently shifts from one point to another …

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  • 17 Bafflingly — Baffling Baf fling (b[a^]f fl[i^]ng), a. Frustrating; discomfiting; disconcerting; as, baffling currents, winds, tasks. {Baff ling*ly}, adv. {Baff ling*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 18 Bafflingness — Baffling Baf fling (b[a^]f fl[i^]ng), a. Frustrating; discomfiting; disconcerting; as, baffling currents, winds, tasks. {Baff ling*ly}, adv. {Baff ling*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 cryptic crossword — baffling crossword, obscure word puzzle …

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  • 20 The Bugman and Gaylord — are two of the supporting characters of C.O.P.S. (Central Organization of Police Specialists) animated series from Hasbro which ran from 1988 1989.Character ProfilesThe Bugman is a sideshow performer who once operated a flea circus at his old run …

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