Wednesday Word for May 20, 2020

Today’s word comes from First Reader.

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Today’s Word

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

  1. Completely unable to understand; utterly confused or perplexed.
  2. To bewilder; confound; confuse.

History

This word was first used in 1832, meaning confused or perplexed.

Synonyms

addled, bewildered, perplexed

Antonyms

assured, enlightened, informed

Usage and Examples

Here are a couple of examples:

  • The information left Jack terribly flummoxed.
  • Even the pundits were flummoxed as to how Talbot won the election.

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