Synonyms and related words:
baffle, balk, balking, betrayed hope, bewilderment, blasted expectation, blighted hope, blow, bother, buffet, check, checkmate, comedown, confounding, confoundment, confusion, cruel disappointment, dash, dashed hope, defeat, dilemma, disappointment, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertedness, disconcertion, disconcertment, disillusionment, dissatisfaction, disturbance, embarrassment, enigma, failure, fallen countenance, fiasco, fix, fizzle, foil, foiling, forlorn hope, frustration, hope deferred, jam, letdown, mirage, mystery, nonplus, perplexity, perturbation, pickle, plight, pother, predicament, problem, puzzle, puzzlement, quandary, rebuff, repulse, reversal, reverse, riddle, rout, scrape, setback, sore disappointment, stew, tantalization, tease, thwarting, unassuredness, upset

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Bafflement — Baf fle*ment (b[a^]f f l*ment), n. The process or act of baffling, or of being baffled; frustration; check …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bafflement — index ambiguity, complication, confusion (ambiguity), dilemma, embarrassment, problem, quandary, surpris …   Law dictionary

  • bafflement — 1841, from BAFFLE (Cf. baffle) (v.) + MENT (Cf. ment) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bafflement — [[t]bæ̱f(ə)lmənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT Bafflement is the state of being baffled. The general response was one of understandable bafflement. Syn: puzzlement …   English dictionary

  • bafflement — baffle ► VERB ▪ totally bewilder. ► NOUN ▪ a device used to restrain or regulate the flow of sound, light, gas, or a fluid. DERIVATIVES bafflement noun baffling adjective. ORIGIN perhaps related to French bafouer ridicule …   English terms dictionary

  • bafflement — noun see baffle I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bafflement — See baffle. * * * …   Universalium

  • bafflement — noun /ˈbaf(ə)lmənt/ a) The state or result of being baffled. b) Something that causes interference or blockage …   Wiktionary

  • bafflement — n. confusion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bafflement — baf·fle·ment …   English syllables

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