|1.||[ noun ] people who are frustrated and perplexed|
"the children's faces clearly expressed the frustration of the baffled"
|2.||[ adjective ] perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment|
|Synonyms:||bewildered confused mixed-up confounded bemused mazed lost at_sea befuddled|
"obviously bemused by his questions" "bewildered and confused" "a cloudy and confounded philosopher" "just a mixed-up kid" "she felt lost on the first day of school"
|3.||[ adjective ] used especially of feelings of defeat and discouragement|
|Synonyms:||discouraged frustrated balked|