To be baffling is to be very confusing. When you are baffling, it's hard to understand what you are supposed to do.

  • The instructions were so baffling, no one could understand them.

  • The mystery novel was so baffling, I couldn't put it down.

Definition of baffling


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


elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough

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Example Sentences for baffling

  • 1

    The most common type of baffle is the segmental baffle.

  • 2

    The remainder of the baffle is light obstructing.

  • 3

    The remainder of the baffle is light obstructing.

  • 4

    The walls and baffle are made of a refractory material.

  • 5

    The baffle is articuately connected to the front of the vent section.

  • 6

    The baffle securely seats the tube within the tank.

  • 7

    The police were baffled by the lack of motive in the killings.

  • 8

    The condenser hot well is located on the downstream side of the baffle.

  • 9

    The remaining populace were baffled on the fate of the honorable mayor.

  • 10

    The skirt member is attached at the base of the funnel shaped baffle.