Flummox

Pronunciation: [ fluhm-uhks ]


Definition: verb

to bewilder; confound; confuse

Origin: Mid 19th century; English


Etymology: probably of dialect origin; flummock ‘to make untidy, confuse’ is recorded in western counties and the north Midlands


Usage:


Synonyms:

  • baffle

  • bewilder

  • confound

  • discombobulate

  • mystify

  • perplex

Antonyms:

  • clarify

  • clear up

  • enlighten

  • explain

  • help

Example:

Even now, after 15 years, the research still flummoxed researchers.

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