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synonyms for baffled

  • humbled
  • overpowered
  • overwhelmed
  • routed
  • bested
  • circumvented
  • conquered
  • cowed
  • crushed
  • disappointed
  • discomfited
  • disheartened
  • frustrated
  • licked
  • mastered
  • overcome
  • overthrown
  • ruined
  • subjugated
  • surmounted
  • thwarted
  • undone
  • vanquished
  • worsted
  • bewildered
  • dumbfounded
  • stumped
  • stupefied
  • mixed up
  • slaphappy
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What is another word for baffled?

Baffled means extremely or completely puzzled or confused. Perhaps the closest synonym is stumped, which is used to describe someone who has no idea what the answer or solution is or what their next action should be—someone who simply cannot figure it out despite having tried their hardest.

Synonyms for baffled that are similarly intense include perplexed, confounded, bewildered, and befuddled.

Less commonly, baffled is used to mean the same thing as thwarted. Similar words include foiled, defeated, and the more specific sense of frustrated.

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How to use baffled in a sentence

It lassoed itself around the baffle and began slowly ascending.
NEWFOUND TECHNIQUE ALLOWS SOME TREE SNAKES TO CLIMB WIDE TREESMARIA TEMMINGFEBRUARY 1, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Testing brown tree snake skills could help design better baffles or other tools to protect endangered birds on Guam, Savidge says.
NEWFOUND TECHNIQUE ALLOWS SOME TREE SNAKES TO CLIMB WIDE TREESMARIA TEMMINGFEBRUARY 1, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The researchers watched hours of video footage to see how well the baffle deterred the brown tree snakes.
NEWFOUND TECHNIQUE ALLOWS SOME TREE SNAKES TO CLIMB WIDE TREESMARIA TEMMINGFEBRUARY 1, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
That baffled line about the male psyche, delivered by 28-year-old stand-up comedian Yang Li last year, has become a catch-phrase for feminists in China.
“AVERAGE-YET-CONFIDENT”: A COMEDIAN COINED A CHINESE EQUIVALENT TO “MANSPLAINING”JANE LIJANUARY 23, 2021QUARTZ
Using a single, large, lasso-like grip allows the brown tree snake to climb wider trees — or baffles, explains study coauthor Bruce Jayne, a biologist at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.
BROWN TREE SNAKES USE THEIR TAILS AS LASSOS TO CLIMB WIDE TREESMARIA TEMMINGJANUARY 11, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
There seemed the flavour of some strange authority in her that baffled all approach to the former intimacy.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
And he never cared whether she was looking through the glass or whether she was staring, baffled, at the rock.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
This discovery was one of the great feats of the human mind; it baffled the wits of the best men for thousands of years.
OUTLINES OF THE EARTH'S HISTORYNATHANIEL SOUTHGATE SHALER
Time and again their efforts were baffled by new falls, but always the same persistent eager spirit drove them back to their toil.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
But now daily a fresh recognition of her continued imprisonment, baffled her attempt to look at things with clear eyes.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
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WORDS RELATED TO BAFFLED

  • baffled
  • bested
  • circumvented
  • conquered
  • cowed
  • crushed
  • disappointed
  • discomfited
  • disheartened
  • frustrated
  • humbled
  • licked
  • mastered
  • overcome
  • overpowered
  • overthrown
  • overwhelmed
  • routed
  • ruined
  • subjugated
  • surmounted
  • thwarted
  • undone
  • vanquished
  • worsted
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.