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

Definition of baffling in English:


Impossible to understand; perplexing: the crime is a baffling mystery for the police
More example sentences
  • Why he would go to such extraordinary lengths is baffling.
  • Talking to someone who doesn't give you her full attention is rather baffling.
  • How a state could enforce such mind-bogglingly stupid policies is baffling.


[as submodifier]: his team selection has been bafflingly erratic
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  • 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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