1. [ noun ] people who are frustrated and perplexed

"the children's faces clearly expressed the frustration of the baffled"

Related terms: people
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"

Related terms: perplexed
3. [ adjective ] used especially of feelings of defeat and discouragement
Synonyms: discouraged frustrated balked
Related terms: defeated