Adjective "baffled" definition and examples

(Baffled may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbaf(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

verb

Totally bewilder or perplex.
  1. 'He made sure it would be a draw last Sunday when he baffled everyone by not giving a blatant free to Cork in the last minute.'
  2. 'Would they do a complete about-face and baffle everyone?'
  3. 'These are great examples of modern slang dreamed up in the playground as a new means of confusing already baffled parents.'
  4. 'Miss Woodhouse said she had been left distraught by the cold-blooded murder, which has baffled police.'
  5. 'You get the distinct impression that the cops are as baffled by the intractability of it all as everyone else.'
  6. 'Now I know that everyone else is as baffled as me, the need for an explanation seems less pressing.'
  7. 'Police baffled by the murder of a North Yorkshire man have turned to national TV in the hope of tracking down the killer.'
  8. 'What baffles me about not only this article, but millions like it, is that people who obviously know nothing about a subject nonetheless spout off about it.'
  9. 'Fashion still baffles me and probably always will.'
  10. 'Of course, there are those who seek not to enlighten, but to habitually and purposefully obfuscate in order to baffle a client or weary public into submission.'
Restrain or regulate (a fluid, sound, etc.)
  1. 'The tortuous passage restricts or baffles the gas flow out of the glass assembly.'
  2. 'The sensor baffling gear was still operating, but the visual disguise was gone.'
  3. 'The muffler 108 baffles the noise from the exhaust ports 33 of the percussion unit 12 as well as from the first air motor exhaust port 106.'
  4. 'The exhaust outlet of the unit is connected to a baffled sound chamber within which a plurality of sound absorbing elements are positioned.'
  5. 'For the reflected field between the barriers, a barrier is assumed to act as a baffled sound source.'
  6. 'They are offered without the baffle but I prefer the baffled sound.'
  7. 'The sound is just so much different, I get a baffled sound while he gets tons of bass.'
  8. 'My pool equipment sits in a large concrete pit below ground, which hides the apparatus equipment from the landscape, and baffles the noise created by the electric pump motor.'

noun

A device used to restrain the flow of a fluid, gas, etc. or to prevent the spreading of sound or light in a particular direction.
  1. as modifier 'a baffle plate'
  2. 'Light in the integrating sphere undergoes hundreds of collisions with the sphere wall, baffle, and sample before being absorbed or collected at the measurement port.'
  3. 'My nannites have commenced repair work but my sensor baffles have been compromised.'
  4. 'These comforters are considered to be three-season weight and the filling is held in place with the use of sewn in baffles which prevents the silk from moving and bunching.'
  5. 'Based on this data, we added baffles to optimize the light aperture within the spectrometer, thereby eliminating unnecessary rays while maximizing optical throughput.'
  6. 'A baffle assembly including one or more baffle plates is located within the gas distribution chamber.'
  7. 'Top quality bedding, which is more expensive but will last much longer, uses baffle box construction.'
  8. 'He offered an innovative design solution which incorporated the use of low-angle overhead baffles, concrete floors, wing wall baffles and a bullet trap system.'
  9. 'Appropriately placed baffles ensure that the light is integrated by many bounces before it reaches the detector.'
  10. 'Air cooling depends heavily on the condition of baffles, or seals, inside the engine compartment that direct air flow to where it's needed.'
  11. 'The baffle plate can have a nonuniform thickness and geometry-controlled openings to achieve a desired gas distribution.'

More definitions

1. to confuse, bewilder, or perplex: He was baffled by the technical language of the instructions.

2. to frustrate or confound; thwart by creating confusion or bewilderment.

3. to check or deflect the movement of (sound, light, fluids, etc.).

4. to equip with a baffle or baffles.

5. Obsolete. to cheat; trick. verb (used without object), baffled, baffling.

6. to struggle ineffectually, as a ship in a gale. noun

7. something that balks,

More examples(as adjective)

"polices can be baffled by bombings."

"strategists can be baffled by volumes."

"places can be baffled by decisions."

"people can be baffled over deaths."

"people can be baffled by routes."

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Origin

(baffle)Late 16th century (in the sense ‘cheat, deceive’): perhaps related to French bafouer ‘ridicule’ or obsolete French beffer ‘mock, deceive’.