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- adj. thoroughly confused, puzzled
- adj. having baffles
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. not understanding.
- adj. discouraged by failure to accomplish a goal and uncertain how to proceed; -- used especially of feelings of defeat and discouragement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
- n. people who are frustrated and perplexed
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Mick stopped the car opposite two other vehicles parked at the curb in front of the blindingly bright facade and turned to look at her, his expression baffled and half angry.
The producers, and Christina, remain baffled by the whole thing.
With its fast pace, sharp dialogue, vivid characters and horrific crimes, The Chicago Way is hugely readable, even though we remain baffled about what's happening.
I remain baffled, though, that civilized people who would (rightly) recoil in disgust if someone wore a baseball cap with a swastika or the SS insignia think a red star hat, or Che shirt, is just fine.
Also, I'm once again baffled that Danielewski, in House of Leaves, never once references The Haunting of Hill House*, when he references almost everything else, and here the comparison is obvious (and, for that matter, so is Bilbo and Company wandering about in Mirkwood, and he never references that, either).
That said, I remain baffled as to where this defeat came from.
The word baffled the aging establishment at the BBC, with one executive memorably demanding to know about the 'Go On Show'.
Not denying the word existed beforehand, but Google and you find even the BBC goes with the Popeye connection, and that the term baffled the BBC execs: Their unique comedy style was first heard on the airwaves on 28 May 1951 on the programme Crazy People featuring The Goons.
After seeing his statement, we remain baffled — nowhere does he explain how retreating from Iraq makes America safer.
After seeing his statement, we remain baffled-nowhere does he explain how retreating from Iraq makes America safer.