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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. people who are frustrated and perplexed;
- Example: "the children's faces clearly expressed the frustration of the baffled"


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment;
- Example: "obviously bemused by his questions"
- Example: "bewildered and confused"
- Example: "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"
- Example: "just a mixed-up kid"
- Example: "she felt lost on the first day of school"
[syn: baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Baffle \Baf"fle\ (b[a^]f"f'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Baffled (-f'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Baffling (-fl[i^]ng).] [Cf. Lowland Scotch bauchle to treat contemptuously, bauch tasteless, abashed, jaded, Icel. b[=a]gr uneasy, poor, or b[=a]gr, n., struggle, b[ae]gja to push, treat harshly, OF. beffler, beffer, to mock, deceive, dial. G. b[aum]ppe mouth, beffen to bark, chide.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cause to undergo a disgraceful punishment, as a recreant knight. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He by the heels him hung upon a tree, And baffled so, that all which passed by The picture of his punishment might see. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To check by shifts and turns; to elude; to foil. [1913 Webster] The art that baffles time's tyrannic claim. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 3. To check by perplexing; to disconcert, frustrate, or defeat; to thwart. "A baffled purpose." --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] A suitable scripture ready to repel and baffle them all. --South. [1913 Webster] Calculations so difficult as to have baffled, until within a . . . recent period, the most enlightened nations. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] The mere intricacy of a question should not baffle us. --Locke. [1913 Webster] Baffling wind (Naut.), one that frequently shifts from one point to another. [1913 Webster] Syn: To balk; thwart; foil; frustrate; defeat. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

baffled \baffled\ adj. not understanding. Syn: uncomprehending. [WordNet 1.5] 2. discouraged by failure to accomplish a goal and uncertain how to proceed; -- used especially of feelings of defeat and discouragement. Syn: balked, discomfited, discouraged, frustrated. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

baffled adj 1: perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school" [syn: baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea] n 1: people who are frustrated and perplexed; "the children's faces clearly expressed the frustration of the baffled"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "baffled": addled, at a loss, at a nonplus, at a stand, at a standstill, at an impasse, balked, bamboozled, beat, betrayed, bewildered, bilked, blasted, blighted, buffaloed, chapfallen, confounded, crestfallen, crossed, crushed, dashed, dazed, defeated, disappointed, dished, disillusioned, dissatisfied, floored, foiled, frustrated, fuddled, ill done-by, ill-served, in a dilemma, in suspense, let down, licked, muddled, mystified, nonplussed, on tenterhooks, out of countenance, perplexed, puzzled, regretful, sorely disappointed, soured, stuck, stumped, thrown, thwarted