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- (uncountable) The state or result of being baffled, puzzled, or confused.
1920, Mary Roberts Rinehart, chapter 12, in The Bat:
- "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.