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baffling Syllabification: baff·ling
Pronunciation: /ˈbaf(ə)liNG/

Definition of baffling in English:

adjective

Impossible to understand; perplexing: the crime is a baffling mystery for the police
More example sentences
  • There is a baffling array of ISA funds out there, offered by a vast number of investment companies.
  • His management style, his beliefs, are a baffling blend that defies categorization.
  • All I did was introduce myself, and she paid me what seemed at first like a baffling compliment.

Derivatives

bafflingly

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adverb
[as submodifier]: his team selection has been bafflingly erratic
More example sentences
  • Some of the tunes are bafflingly uncategorisable.
  • The identity and motive of Alexander's would-be killer prove predictable and irrelevant, while the vague supernatural undertones of the flashbacks are bafflingly silly, introduced abruptly and forgotten just as quickly.
  • This is where science & technology take over - except, curiously enough, researchers are yet to fully grasp the physics of swing bowling, just as they have failed, equally bafflingly, to find a cure for common cold.

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