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Synonyms for baffle

Synonyms for baffle

to prevent from accomplishing a purpose

Synonyms for baffle

a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy

check the emission of (sound)

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With qualifications, it expressed itself in landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and--Riegl somewhat bafflingly claims--in genre painting.
If one group of American men feels truly "stiffed," it is divorced fathers, bafflingly absent from Faludi's account.
The tragedy, which has received bafflingly little attention, is the effect defense cuts have had on opportunities for black Americans.
The most glaring of these comes near the end of Carlson's solo when she sings a bafflingly New Age-style song with boring, unexceptional words.
The solutions to these classic brainteasers are bafflingly simple
You sound like a transvestite," I was also told, bafflingly - I didn't even realise there was a "transvestite sound".
Yet despite this overwhelming rejection, a report released yesterday bafflingly concludes it's a good idea to keep the rule at 20 metres.
The Chipping Norton-born paceman has proved a stunning pick-up by Warwickshire, having first arrived on a loan deal in 2011 after being bafflingly deemed surplus to requirements by Essex.
has an awful script and a small pool of Spice Girls hits to work with, mostly rearranged bafflingly.
Bafflingly, the useless local cops adopted a bizarre pantomime approach to the killer's confession.
Which, bafflingly, the Government chose to number two to seven.
To the man in the street, the new system looks bafflingly opaque.
Reigning league champions Wolves - whose Cup record over more than a decade is bafflingly poor - have lost little momentum from their title win last season, and are certainties to finish in the play-off places once more even if they are a little adrift of the all-round power of Poole.
Delicate moments inspired by country waltzes and cowboy-style laments swoon, but the bafflingly named band fail to capture a masterful sound.
Most of us grew up in a culture where bookmakers cut prices to reduce demand, but bafflingly the reverse can now happen, particularly via betting exchanges.