verb (used with object), baf·fled, baf·fling.
verb (used without object), baf·fled, baf·fling.
- baffin bay,
- baffin island,
- baffin, william,
Origin of baffle
Examples from the Web for bafflingly
Most bafflingly, the story is technically not fairytale at all, but a historical drama.
Over her face crept one of those mysterious transformations that made her so bafflingly fascinating to him.The Grain Of Dust|David Graham Phillips
Seen near at hand, it was observed to be bafflingly simple in appearance.The Red Hell of Jupiter|Paul Ernst
Her eyes, over which heavy lashes drooped diffidently, were bafflingly deep, as with rich colour drowned in duskiness.The Roof Tree|Charles Neville Buck
Word Origin for baffle
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.).