+ baffle . -ment
bafflement ( , countable and uncountable plural ) bafflements
( uncountable ) The state or result of being baffled, puzzled, or confused.
1920, Mary Roberts Rinehart, The Bat, ch. 12:
"Have you any theory about this occurrence to-night?" She watched him eagerly as she asked the question.
He made a gesture of
bafflement. "None whatever—it's beyond me," he confessed.
( countable ) Something that causes a state of confusion or puzzlement.
2005 Dec. 16, Josh Tyrangiel, " Best of 2005: Music," Time:
The cartoon characters on the front cover, the irritatingly meaningless track names . . . make it seem like a concept album about global warming for kids. Since the lyrics remain a
bafflement, it might well be.
the state or result of being baffled
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