First was the cavalcade of denials and baffling cover-ups she fired off to defend herself.
This is the baffling, awkward dichotomy that is MTV in 2014.
This extraordinary passage raises a number of baffling questions.
It was as baffling as watching someone bottle lightning or saw a lady in half.
Given all that, the way the White House completely dropped the obstructionism charge was baffling.
But to the penitent sinner, though mysterious, though full of baffling riddles, it is plain enough.
Then he studied her again, the most baffling member of his staff.
Their eyes wrestled with the baffling dark, and their pulses checked and raced; for something was moving out yonder.
Erica was indeed ever confronted with one of the most baffling of all baffling mysteries.
Conrad Lagrange turned his peculiar, baffling eyes upon the young man.
1783, "bewildering," present participle adjective from baffle (v.); earlier a sailor's adjective for winds that blow variously and make headway difficult (c.1770s).
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.).