from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An arrangement or system of partitions, plates, or rings whereby a tendency to motion in an undesired direction is prevented. See baffle-plate, baffle-ring.
  • Frustrating; disconcerting; confusing; perplexing: as, a baffling wind, that is, one which frequently shifts from one point to another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Frustrating; discomfiting; disconcerting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of baffle.
  • adjective puzzling and frustrating

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe


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