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baffling

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaf(ə)lɪŋ
 
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Definition of baffling in English:

adjective

Impossible to understand; perplexing: the crime is a baffling mystery for the police
More example sentences
  • His response to a Financial Times article uncovering a ratings model error was equally baffling.
  • Why he would go to such extraordinary lengths is baffling.
  • Talking to someone who doesn't give you her full attention is rather baffling.

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.
  • It is a bafflingly charmless incident, unleavened by wit.
  • Kurtz was bafflingly good at sending back huge quantities of ivory.

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