Servis, a general contractor, was baffled by how introverted Stone acted.
Still other critics are baffled that Borges was influenced by such strange and disparate sources.
A newly released report shows the teenage birth rate has hit a 70-year low—and scientists are baffled as to why.
The sign that said "Women do it better" (whatever that means, grumbled a male correspondent, baffled).
She sounds naïve at times about the way the modern media machine functions, baffled as to why she is deemed newsworthy at all.
Jane's money was lessening, but none of Lola's wishes had as yet been baffled.
The baroness acquiesced, and poor Rose and her curiosity were baffled on every side.
No more was to be got out of her, and Sue, baffled and repelled, went her way.
He was certainly the only being of his sex who baffled or embarrassed her.
For a second Peggy shrinks into herself in baffled discouragement, but immediately recovers.
1540s, "to disgrace," perhaps a Scottish respelling of bauchle "to disgrace publicly" (especially a perjured knight), which is probably related to French bafouer "to abuse, hoodwink" (16c.), possibly from baf, a natural sound of disgust, like bah (cf. German baff machen "to flabbergast"). Meaning "to bewilder, confuse" is from 1640s; that of "to defeat someone's efforts" is from 1670s. Related: Baffled; baffling.
"shielding device," 1881, from baffle (v.).