[ UK /bˈæflɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈbæfəɫɪŋ, ˈbæfɫɪŋ/ ]
  1. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
    a baffling problem
    I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast
    a problematic situation at home
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How To Use baffling In A Sentence

  • As well as obscene and disgusting, it is utterly baffling. The Sun
  • But completely baffling if you grew up with rationing. Times, Sunday Times
  • Alongside the body are a series of baffling codes, which Langdon is asked to decipher.
  • Another baffling call from our friends the bookmakers as they quoted Waterford at a very generous 6 / 4.
  • In vote after vote, people have been rejecting the guidance of political establishments, baffling elites and adding to the sum of anger in the world. Times, Sunday Times
  • This is all completely baffling to the international mind. Times, Sunday Times
  • There were baffling, unanswerable teasers such as: why is a left foot either ‘trusty’ or ‘educated’ but a right foot is neither?
  • It is baffling why the Department of Defense has made this ruling.
  • Laurel Canyon (2003), each focused on an innocent young woman swept up in the glamorously baffling sex-and-drugs scene swirling around a charismatic older female artist, the situation here is reversed; unexpectedly drawn in to and fascinated by the ultra-domestic household created by a pair of charismatic femmes, the swinger is the straight man (literally). SF Weekly | Complete Issue
  • With its directives on the correct shape of fruit, production quotas, wine lakes and butter mountains the EU is baffling at the best of times.
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