View synonyms for flummoxed


[ fluhm-uhkst ]


  1. Informal. utterly bewildered, confused, or puzzled:

    When I walk into a store to buy video equipment and see the multitude of options, I’m befuddled and flummoxed.


  1. the simple past tense and past participle of flummox.

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Only eight safeties have been better at flummoxing passers in 2020.

Notta Realname reported being “flummoxed” but welcomed the birders into their backyard anyway and then became frustrated when the unexpected guests displayed “questionable” ethics.

The company announced today that its AlphaFold system has officially solved a protein folding grand challenge that has flummoxed the scientific community for 50 years.

Today, three decades after the receptor discovery, the mechanisms of odor perception continue to flummox researchers.

Because of the Heat’s versatility — they flummoxed Boston with a shifting zone defense — and because they’re the best conditioned team in the league, they can adapt to whatever offense comes their way.

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Today, researchers are flummoxed as to the whereabouts of this gargantuan cultural artifact.

The finest minds in the Western intelligence community were flummoxed.

But when Jake Tapper of CNN pointed out that Democrats controlled Congress then, Carney seemed flummoxed.

But some of his views have left the highly influential rigid social conservative wing of the party flummoxed and wary.

Gore stood up to challenge Bush in this 2000 debate, but got flummoxed and deflated by a simple nod.

But when you arst 'im what ought to be done--'e's flummoxed.'

Only lately I was flummoxed by a gent asking for a liqueur I'd never 'eard of.

I am all too flummoxed by the masquerade in the tourney round about me.