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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, toughadjective

    making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

    "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"

    Synonyms:
    subtle, gnarled, involved, knotty, problematical, debatable, ruffianly, bad, rugged, toughened, problematic, snarly, gnarly, hard, tangled, sturdy, knobbed, tough, knotted, elusive, tortuous, convoluted, snarled

    Antonyms:
    easy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bafflingadjective

    Synonyms:
    disconcerting, frustrating, confusing, perplexing

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "baffling":

    disconcerting, bewildering, puzzling, perplexing

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How to use baffling in a sentence?

  1. Zoe Muller:

    The most surprising thing for me is that it has taken until 2021 to recognize that giraffes have a complex social system. We have known for decades about other species of socially complex mammal, such as elephants, primates and cetaceans, but it is baffling to me how such a charismatic and well-known species as the giraffe could have been so understudied until recently.

  2. Joe Rogan:

    I talk s --- for a living — that’s why this is so baffling to me, if you’re taking vaccine advice from me, is that really my fault ? What dumb s --- were you about to do when my stupid idea sounded better ? ‘ You know that dude who made people eat animal d --- s on TV ? How does he feel about medicine ? ’ If you want my advice, do n’t take my advice.

  3. David Sweat:

    To make a dry run and ... have the ability to escape, and then go back in, it is a little baffling.

  4. Jennifer Moore:

    It's baffling to us.

  5. Edward Dahlberg:

    Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.


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