Definitions for perplexpərˈplɛks

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound(verb)

    be a mystery or bewildering to

    "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

  2. complicate, perplex(verb)

    make more complicated

    "There was a new development that complicated the matter"

Wiktionary

  1. perplex(Verb)

    To cause to feel baffled; to puzzle.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perplex(adj)

    to involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated, and difficult to be unraveled or understood; as, to perplex one with doubts

  2. Perplex(adj)

    to embarrass; to puzzle; to distract; to bewilder; to confuse; to trouble with ambiguity, suspense, or anxiety

  3. Perplex(adj)

    to plague; to vex; to tormen

  4. Perplex(adj)

    intricate; difficult

  5. Origin: [L. perplexus entangled, intricate; per + plectere, plexum, to plait, braid: cf. F. perplexe. See Per-, and Plait.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Du Maurier:

    Sick I am of idle words, past all reconciling, Words that weary and perplex and pander and conceal, Wake the sounds that cannot lie, for all their sweet beguiling The language one need fathom not, but only hear and feel.

  2. George Du Maurier:

    Sick I am of idle words, past all reconciling,
    Words that weary and perplex and pander and conceal,
    Wake the sounds that cannot lie, for all their sweet beguiling;
    The language one need fathom not, but only hear and feel.

  3. Matthew Arnold:

    The working-class is now issuing from its hiding-place to assert an Englishman's heaven-born privilege of doing as he likes, and is beginning to perplex us by marching where it likes, meeting where it likes, bawling what it likes, breaking what it likes.


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