Verbal Ability - Synonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Synonyms - Section 2 (Q.No.79)

In each of the sentences given below a word is printed in bold. Below it four choices are given. Pick up the one which is most nearly the same in meaning as the word printer in bold and can replaces it without altering the meaning of the sentence.


She baffled all our attempts to find her.

[A]. defeated
[B]. thwarted
[C]. foiled
[D]. circumvented

Answer: Option C


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Sundar said: (Aug 29, 2010)  
Main Entry: baffle
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: hinder

Synonyms: beat, block, check, circumvent, dash, defeat, disappoint, foil, frustrate, impede, obstruct, prevent, ruin, thwart, upset.

Antonyms: abet, aid, assist, encourage, help, relieve, support.

Kapil Chhabra said: (May 31, 2011)  
Baffle synonyms is Puzzle.

Ravi said: (Jun 30, 2011)  
Thwarted can also be the answer. Thwarted means frustrated or puzzled. Options are not clear.

Sangeeta Goel said: (Oct 30, 2011)  
Yes I agree with ravi. Thwarted also means frustrated or baffle.

Abhiram said: (Nov 14, 2011)  
What about other meanings. ?

Anil said: (Aug 17, 2012)  
For baffle best synonyms word is "thwarted", I don't know foiled.

Shelly said: (Sep 16, 2012)  
All sounds same except defeated.

Jasneet said: (Feb 27, 2013)  
Thwarted means to frustrate pf baffle. But here they have told to select the word which best suites the given sentence, I also answered thwarted, but foiled is much appropriate.

S.Pandiselvi said: (Aug 16, 2014)  
Foiled also gives a meaning of defeated so defeated can also be one of the meaning of baffled.

Nivedita said: (Sep 18, 2014)  

Prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding.
Frustrate the efforts or plans of.

(of a hunted animal) run over or cross (ground or a scent or track) in such a way as to confuse the hounds.


Arif said: (Feb 25, 2015)  
I will go with Defeat.

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