Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Boggling'
Boggling Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- Boggle \Bog"gle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boggled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Boggling.] [ See Bogle, n.]
- To stop or hesitate as if suddenly frightened, or in doubt, or impeded by unforeseen difficulties; to take alarm; to exhibit hesitancy and indecision. We start and boggle at every unusual appearance. --Glanvill. Boggling at nothing which serveth their purpose. --Barrow.
- To do anything awkwardly or unskillfully.
- To play fast and loose; to dissemble. --Howell. Syn: To doubt; hesitate; shrink; stickle; demur.