What does perplexing mean?

Definitions for perplexing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confusing, perplexing, puzzling(adj)

    lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity

    "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement"


  1. perplexing(Adjective)

    confusing or puzzling

  2. perplexing(Adjective)


Webster Dictionary

  1. Perplexing

    of Perplex

  2. Perplexing(adj)

    embarrassing; puzzling; troublesome


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perplexing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perplexing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael McCarthy:

    It's a bit perplexing given the overnight action in oil prices.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The only way you may be able to understand the world, is by turning away from her.....and that's a perplexing paradox!

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Life is nothing but a perplexing paradox, often amazing us to realize that in failure alone are the seeds of sweet success. So, never give up Hope, and think positively.

  4. Kate Wynne:

    It is really perplexing for a number of reasons, they appear to have all died around the same time. And the strange thing is they are all one species, with the exception of one dead humpback whale found in a different location.

  5. Anil Bhardwaj:

    This is a bit perplexing. The feedback we are getting on the ground is not as positive. SMEs are not getting the orders, there is an improvement in business sentiment, in the environment, but unfortunately there is no movement on the ground.

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