from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or result of being baffled, puzzled, or confused.
- n. Something that causes a state of confusion or puzzlement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The process or act of baffling, or of being baffled; frustration; check.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being baffled, frustrated, or thwarted in one's endeavors; want of success after repeated attempts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. confusion resulting from failure to understand
Before we explore why it is that origin-of-life researchers feel the need to hide their bafflement from the public, it would be useful to demonstrate the truth of Davies observation with a recent paper by Eugene Koonin (HT to Paul Nelson).
One clue to help ease your bafflement is that Khamani has no political or cultural power in the United States, where most Harvard students live.
Arne scowled in bafflement "With no attention to us?"
And an expression of bafflement so typical of the retarded.
Dick shook his head in bafflement, and glanced at his watch.
He was equable, he was to be relied upon, and withal there was a certain bafflement about him.
Normally, the inclusion of a Green Lantern comic written by Geoff Johns would make me scratch my head in bafflement, but I’ve seen so many unexpected people say nice things about the book that I might actually have to plop down with a copy at Barnes & Noble and see what all the fuss is about.
The bafflement is due to the fact that the anime’s producers compressed the content of two very dense books — Yukikaze and its sequel, Good Luck, Yukikaze — into roughly three hours of animation.
Having 'small latine and lesse greeke' I depend on the translations, and I still recall my bafflement on finding that many of Martial's choicest epigrams were translated by the Loeb editor into Italian!
Save your "bafflement" and "worry" for the things you can actually do something about.