Mock vs Baffle - What's the difference?
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Mock is a related term of baffle.
As nouns the difference between mock and baffle
is that mock
is an imitation, usually of lesser quality while baffle
is a device used to dampen the effects of such things as sound, light, or fluid specifically, a baffle is a surface which is placed inside an open area to inhibit direct motion from one part to another, without preventing motion altogether.
As verbs the difference between mock and baffle
is that mock
is to mimic, to simulate while baffle
is (obsolete) to publicly disgrace, especially of a recreant knight.
As an adjective mock
is imitation, not genuine; fake.
* (l) (obsolete)
An imitation, usually of lesser quality.
Mockery, the act of mocking.
* Bible, Proverbs xiv. 9
A practice exam set by an educating institution to prepare students for an important exam.
- Fools make a mock at sin.
- He got a B in his History mock , but improved to an A in the exam.
To mimic, to simulate.
- To see the life as lively mocked' as ever / Still sleep ' mocked death.
To make fun of by mimicking, to taunt.
* Bible, 1 Kings xviii. 27
- Mocking marriage with a dame of France.
- Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud.
To tantalise, and disappoint (the hopes of).
* Bible, Judges xvi. 13
- Let not ambition mock their useful toil.
* 1597 , William Shakespeare, Henry IV , Part II, Act V, Scene III:
- Thou hast mocked me, and told me lies.
* 1603 , William Shakespeare, Othello , Act III, Scene III:
- And with his spirit sadly I survive, / to mock the expectations of the world; / to frustrate prophecies, and to raze out / rotten opinion
* 1667 , John Milton, Paradise Lost :
- "It is the greene-ey'd Monster, which doth mocke / The meate it feeds on."
- Why do I overlive? / Why am I mocked with death, and lengthened out / to deathless pain?
* 1765 , Benjamin Heath, A revisal of Shakespear's text , page 563 (a commentary on the "mocke the meate" line from Othello):
- He will not / Mock us with his blest sight, then snatch him hence.
* 1812 , The Critical Review or, Annals of Literature , page 190:
- ‘Mock’ certainly never signifies to loath. Its common signification is, to disappoint.
- The French revolution indeed is a prodigy which has mocked the expectations both of its friends and its foes. It has cruelly disappointed the fondest hopes of the first, nor has it observed that course which the last thought that it would have pursued.
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Imitation, not genuine; fake.
(obsolete) To publicly disgrace, especially of a recreant knight.
* 1596 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , VI.7:
(obsolete) To hoodwink or deceive (someone).
- He by the heeles him hung upon a tree, / And baffuld so, that all which passed by / The picture of his punishment might see […].
To bewilder completely; to confuse or perplex.
- I am baffled by the contradictions and omissions in the instructions.
* John Locke
- calculations so difficult as to have baffled , until within a recent period, the most enlightened nations
- The mere intricacy of a question should not baffle us.
- the art that baffles time's tyrannic claim
To struggle in vain.
- a suitable scripture ready to repel and baffle them all
- A ship baffles with the winds.
* See also
A device used to dampen the effects of such things as sound, light, or fluid. Specifically, a baffle is a surface which is placed inside an open area to inhibit direct motion from one part to another, without preventing motion altogether.
An architectural feature designed to confuse enemies or make them vulnerable.
- Tanker trucks use baffles to keep the liquids inside from sloshing around.