The definition of elusive is being difficult to grasp or retain.
Having or full of knots
Having the nature of a problem; hard to solve or deal with
To interfere with; thwart or obstruct:
Scotch is defined as to cut, wound or put an end to.
(Obs.) To extend or place over or across
Dumbfound is defined as to amaze someone, or to make someone speechless because of shock.
To confuse hopelessly, as by something complicated or involved; befuddle; puzzle
To puzzle or perplex
To puzzle is defined as to confuse.
To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
To adjust to a particular specification or requirement:
(Informal) To puzzle, perplex, or baffle
To cause to lose interest or feel dull and not alert:
Obscure is defined as to make confusing or hard to see.
To muddle; confuse; bewilder
To cause an acidic solution to become neutral by adding a base to it or to cause a basic solution to become neutral by adding an acid to it. Salt and water are usually formed in the process.
To upset the composure of; embarrass; confuse
To daze is defined as to confuse someone or to make him unable to react or think properly.
To astonish and bewilder.
(Sports) To block an opponent
To think and act in a confused, aimless way.
To do better than (another) in a competition or battle; win victory over; beat:
To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
To check or thwart by or as if by an obstacle.
To offer reasons for or a cause of; justify:
To make clear to (a person) the facts or nature of something; inform
To give support to; be favorable to; foster; help
To bring military help to (a besieged town); to lift the seige on. [from 16th c.]
To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
To hinder is defined as to restrain or hold something back.
The definition of allow means to permit or to give permission.
The definition of spoil is to destroy something, to diminish the character of something, to overindulge someone, or to go bad and become unusable or inedible.
To affect with great wonder; astonish.
To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; bewilder.
To stupefy is to astonish, shock or make someone unable to think or respond clearly.
To pose is defined as to get into a certain position or to pretend to be someone.
Beat means to hit something over and over again or to form or mix something.
To be successful in coming or going:
(Informal) To confuse, baffle, or puzzle:
To tip over; overturn
To outwit is to beat someone or defeat them because you are smarter or more clever.
Faze is defined as to disturb someone.
(Rare) To escape; get away
(Archaic) To defeat; overthrow
To cause to believe what is not true; mislead.
To counteract is to act in opposition to or against some force in order to neutralize the force.
To impede is defined as to block or temporarily keep something from going forward.
To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
Find another word for baffling. In this page you can discover 68 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for baffling, like: elusive, knotty, problematic, bilking, frustrating, crossing, foiling, scotching, thwarting, dumbfounding and flummoxing.