Word Of The Day | Flummox | English Language | Daily Vocab



to bewilder, confound, confuse, perplex (someone) greatly

Origin: 1837, cant word, also flummux, of uncertain origin, probably risen out of a British dialect (OED finds candidate words in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, southern Cheshire, and Sheffield). “The formation seems to be onomatopœic, expressive of the notion of throwing down roughly and untidily.

Synonyms: amaze(विस्मित करना), baffle(चकरा देना), beat(मारना),  dumbfound(डराना) 

Antonyms: assure(आश्वासन), reassure(आश्वासन), satisfy(संतुष्ट), enlighten(आत्मज्ञान)

Trick: Lawyer ne aise questions puche k judge b flummox hogya.

Word Uses:

1. This is so against my religion, I’m actually flummoxed for the first time since learning the word. यह मेरे धर्म के खिलाफ है, मैं वास्तव में शब्द सीखने के बाद पहली बार घबराया हूं।

Saints and Misfits

2. And I was just flummoxed by that, because nothing they said was correct.और मैं बस हड़बड़ा गया था, क्योंकि उन्होंने जो कुछ भी कहा वह सही था। 

The Guardian Jul 8, 2019

3. One thing she knows for sure is that, faced with an arsenal of cutlery, even dictators get flummoxedएक बात जो वह निश्चित रूप से जानती है, वह है कटलरी के शस्त्रागार का सामना करना, यहां तक कि तानाशाहों को भी लताड़ मिलती है।

The New Yorker Jun 4, 2019

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