baffled


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Synonyms for baffled

people who are frustrated and perplexed

Related Words

perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements

References in classic literature ?
Poor Dolly's exposition of her simple Raveloe theology fell rather unmeaningly on Silas's ears, for there was no word in it that could rouse a memory of what he had known as religion, and his comprehension was quite baffled by the plural pronoun, which was no heresy of Dolly's, but only her way of avoiding a presumptuous familiarity.
And still the figure had no face by which he might know it; even in his dreams, it had no face, or one that baffled him and melted before his eyes; and thus it was that there sprang up and grew apace in the lawyer's mind a singularly strong, almost an inordinate, curiosity to behold the features of the real Mr.
The baffled pupil returned for the bag, expressing surprise at her carelessness; but this act of Servin's was to her fresh proof of the existence of a mystery, the importance of which was evident.
Baffled by the killing of the mongoose, he looked around for another line to follow.
There was evidently something about Diana's Grove which both interested and baffled him.
They stood fixed, their baffled hearts looking out of their eyes with a joylessness pitiful to see.
She never felt quite certain; but now she was more than usually baffled.
Finding her advance thus baffled, Glinda bent her brows in deep thought, while the Woggle-Bug said, in his most positive tone:
I was baffled for an explanation; but with the tarag gone I lost no time in hastening to Dian's side.
Numa, the lion, growled futilely in baffled rage as he slipped back to the ground at the foot of the wall after his unsuccessful attempt to drag down the fleeing ape-man.
Never was so masterly a creature so completely baffled.
A favourite trick of his was to lose his trail in running water and then lie quietly in a near-by thicket while their baffled cries arose around him.
He had to come close in order to strike, and each time Joe baffled him and caught him in his arms.
Miss Silvester has baffled me, and baffled the Edinburgh police.
It was not a picture, but a living, charming woman, with black curling hair, with bare arms and shoulders, with a pensive smile on the lips, covered with soft down; triumphantly and softly she looked at him with eyes that baffled him.