baffling baffling  /ˈbæ fə lɪŋ/


  • (adj) making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe


  1. The doctor cannot help remarking that he has rarely encountered an influenza as baffling as yours.
  2. Now he's baffling Steve Barry's.
  3. For decades, America has embraced a baffling contradiction.


  1. Manti Te’o earning respect of Chargers coaches, veterans

    Given the unusual circumstances surrounding his final year at Notre Dame and somewhat baffling performance in the National Championship game, Manti Te’o was always going to have to prove to whatever organization decided to draft him that he was worth the investment. So far with the San Diego Chargers, Te’o is passing the test with…
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  2. The Stupidest Things Said on TV About the Trayvon Martin Case

    Remember the wave of pundit insanity over the death of Trayvon Martin two Februaries ago? Well, get ready for round two. The trial of George Zimmerman, who stands accused of second degree murder, began today in Sanford, Florida, and immediately inspired one of the most baffling comments ever uttered by a talking head about Martin's late-night confrontation with Zimmerman, even for a story ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. Apple Developers Got In Line At 9:15 AM Sunday Morning To Be First Into Apple's Big Event

    If you think people lining up for Apple products is weird, you're going to find the following story downright baffling. Starting at 9:15 AM, developers attending Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) started lining up at Moscone Center, the home of this year's event.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Business Insider


  1. "I don't know what red flag could possibly have gone up at the border," Walla said in a phone interview from Portland, Oregon. "It's so baffling to me."
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Chris Walla Source: CNN International

  2. "I am suspicious of hype," Obama told reporters. "The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has extended a little longer than 15 minutes is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife."
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN

  3. "For its assessment of the site immediately after the bombing, the agency was unable to obtain commercial satellite imagery," ElBaradei told the meeting. "It is regrettable, and indeed baffling, that imagery for this critical period .........
    on Nov 27, 2008 By: Mohamed ElBaradei Source: International Herald Tribune

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