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Synonyms for baffle
ˈbæf əlbaf·fle

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. baffle

    To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.

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    Synonyms:
    balk, bar, block, check, clog, counteract, delay, embarrass, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Preposition:
    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. baffle

    Synonyms:
    frustrate, counteract, estop, disconcert, elude, mock, thwart, confound, defeat, perplex, restrain, upset, foil, mar, balk, neutralize, dodge, counterfoil

    Antonyms:
    point, aid, abet, enforce, promote, assist, advance, encourage

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baffle, baffle boardverb

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

    Synonyms:
    baffle board

  2. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundverb

    be a mystery or bewildering to

    "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

    Synonyms:
    drum, lay, take, cause, receive, get at, outfox, wash up, foil, start, besot, father, experience, mystify, pound, rile, stun, have, become, sustain, stay, put, scram, regulate, drive, start out, amaze, stimulate, sire, model, devil, cohere, sting, engender, get to, cleave, go, fix, scotch, pay back, annoy, stick, suffer, beat up, beat, set about, trounce, get down, thrum, incur, posture, stick by, draw, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, exhaust, overreach, stick around, set out, agitate, flap, rag, crush, arrest, stick to, develop, outwit, throw, bring, bewilder, nettle, irritate, mother, set, personate, stir up, lodge, quiver, buzz off, catch, present, scramble, wedge, shake up, make, beget, puzzle, flummox, stand by, thump, cross, get, generate, bind, complicate, nark, find, outsmart, deposit, cling, obtain, vex, worry, pose, adhere, capture, position, aim, induce, ticktack, spoil, perplex, work over, tucker out, raise up, bother, bunk, gravel, begin, disturb, impersonate, fetch, discombobulate, circumvent, let, get under one's skin, frustrate, sit, astound, arrive, tick, produce, pulsate, convey, thwart, bond, acquire, come, bemuse, tucker, commove, pay off, bilk, astonish, ticktock, bugger off, beat out, hold fast, chafe, vanquish, shell, stay put, place, nonplus, commence

  3. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilkverb

    hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

    "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

    Synonyms:
    vitiate, mar, sweep, dumbfound, plunder, foil, scupper, mystify, cut through, pamper, flub, span, dun, rape, crucify, baby, regulate, bedevil, itch, screw up, ball up, indulge, interbreed, stick, cut across, corrupt, elude, get over, deflower, spoil, puzzle, gravel, violate, beat, mollycoddle, bungle, intersect, bollocks up, fumble, evade, rag, blow, bollix, torment, amaze, bewilder, coddle, cosset, frustrate, peril, scotch, featherbed, crossbreed, cross, get, louse up, perplex, botch up, bodge, traverse, bobble, muff, bollocks, pass over, pose, fluff, vex, mishandle, endanger, foul up, stupefy, flummox, track, hybridize, cover, despoil, muck up, bumble, mess up, impair, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, get across, expose, go bad, hybridise, cocker, nonplus

  4. baffle, regulateverb

    check the emission of (sound)

    Synonyms:
    stupefy, scotch, stick, perplex, bilk, shape, get, mystify, frustrate, flummox, beat, order, foil, nonplus, modulate, regulate, determine, dumbfound, thwart, govern, regularize, regularise, amaze, mold, gravel, bewilder, cross, vex, influence, puzzle, spoil, pose

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. baffleverb

    Synonyms:
    disconcert, frustrate, foil, elude, balk, circumvent

  2. baffleverb

    Synonyms:
    confound, bewilder, perplex, out-general, out-manœuvre

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. baffleverb

    Synonyms:
    foil, balk, checkmate, disconcert, frustrate, thwart, circumvent, nonplus

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "baffle":

    spoiler, deflector, louver, deflection

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How to use baffle in a sentence?

  1. Del Rio:

    I mean, the evidence that I'm aware of as of today is that close to 40 % of the cases of the infections are asymptomatic and asymptomatic people transmit the infection, so, not testing -- I mean, if you have been in contact with somebody for a few minutes, that's okay. But if you have been in contact for 50 minutes and that people doesn't have a mask, I think you need to be tested regardless if you have symptoms or not. We know especially young people going into White House and then transmit inside the household. So, the guidelines baffle me and I really don't understand them.

  2. William Feather:

    Here is the secret of inspiration: Tell yourself that thousands and tens of thousands of people, not very intelligent and certainly no more intelligent than the rest of us, have mastered problems as difficult as those that now baffle you.

  3. Del Rio:

    I mean, the evidence that I'm aware of as of today is that close to 40 % of the cases of the infections are asymptomatic and asymptomatic people transmit the infection, so, not testing -- I mean, if you have been in contact with somebody for a few minutes, that's okay. But if you have been in contact for 50 minutes and that people doesn't have a mask, I think you need to be tested regardless if you have symptoms or not. We know especially young people going into the house and then transmit inside the household. So, the guidelines baffle me and I really don't understand them.

  4. Ahmed Korayem:

    It never ceases to baffle me at how one's more willing to accept the unacceptable as long as it can be rationalized

  5. Dusto:

    If you can't baffle them with bullshit, then bullshit them with brilliance


Translations for baffle

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  • صدArabic
  • обърквам, разстройвамBulgarian
  • Umlenkblech, verblüffen, verdutzenGerman
  • μπερδεύω, σαστίζωGreek
  • confundir, desconcertarSpanish
  • سوپاپPersian
  • vaimennin, olla [[ihmeissään]], hämätä, [[olla]] [[ymmällään]], hämmentää, olla [[sekaisin]]Finnish
  • dérouter, déconcerter, déflecteurFrench
  • surprizegarIdo
  • sconcertareItalian
  • 間誤付くJapanese
  • schotDutch
  • skvalpeskott, forvirreNorwegian
  • wprawiać w zakłopotaniePolish
  • desconcertarPortuguese
  • сбивать с толку, озадачить, дефлектор, озадачивать, перегородка, сбить с толкуRussian
  • gäcka, förvirra, förbryllaSwedish

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