Definition of baffling in English:

baffling

adjective

  • Impossible to understand; perplexing.

    ‘the crime is a baffling mystery for the police’
    • ‘Talking to someone who doesn't give you her full attention is rather baffling.’
    • ‘Occasionally, however, the movie connection is just baffling.’
    • ‘Indeed what is baffling is that they don't share the same level of success overseas.’
    • ‘An equally baffling fire broke out last week in Fayetteville, Missouri.’
    • ‘Why he would go to such extraordinary lengths is baffling.’
    • ‘His management style, his beliefs, are a baffling blend that defies categorization.’
    • ‘The hitherto baffling puzzles can now be solved.’
    • ‘This may explain something of the bond which was otherwise baffling to their acquaintances.’
    • ‘The decision to go on with the game was baffling.’
    • ‘Make no mistake: the world of investment is vast and baffling.’
    • ‘The tax system was described as "arbitrary" and the relationship between estate annual values and resources appeared somewhat baffling.’
    • ‘How a state could enforce such mind-bogglingly stupid policies is baffling.’
    • ‘All I did was introduce myself, and she paid me what seemed at first like a baffling compliment.’
    • ‘There is nothing baffling about its language at all.’
    • ‘The most baffling aspect of the season has been the collapse of the defense.’
    • ‘There is a baffling array of ISA funds out there, offered by a vast number of investment companies.’
    • ‘At first glance, this state of affairs is baffling.’
    • ‘The referee whistles for a goal-kick, which is rather baffling.’
    • ‘It is baffling why the Department of Defense has made this ruling.’
    • ‘The theater was designed without either front hanging points (for lights and sound equipment) or built-in ceiling lights, which is baffling.’
    puzzling, bewildering, perplexing, mystifying, bemusing, confusing, unclear, difficult to understand, hard to understand, beyond one, above one's head
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Pronunciation:

baffling

/ˈbaf(ə)liNG/