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  • v. Present participle of baffle.
  • adj. puzzling and frustrating

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Frustrating; discomfiting; disconcerting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Frustrating; disconcerting; confusing; perplexing: as, a baffling wind, that is, one which frequently shifts from one point to another.
  • n. 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.

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

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


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