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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confusing, perplexing, puzzlingadjective

    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. perplexingadjective

    confusing or puzzling

  2. perplexingadjective


Webster Dictionary

  1. Perplexing

    of Perplex

  2. Perplexingadjective

    embarrassing; puzzling; troublesome

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  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

Examples of perplexing in a Sentence

  1. Markos Moulitsas:

    It's perplexing to understand why the ones who were invited didn't come. I don't understand the strategy. The big winner here is Warren, the only top-tier candidate to show up, and she can bask in on the glory.

  2. Scott Applewhite:

    It is perplexing that [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi refuses to allow any formal investigation into the origins of COVID.

  3. Chong Ja Ian:

    By all accounts, the Chinese leadership was looking forward to having direct talks with Blinken … it would be very plausible that( Chinese leader Xi Jinping) would want to make sure everything was smooth in the lead up to the visit, that this would happen is perplexing and strange.

  4. Jon Rahm:

    I was so f---ing sure the first time, that is very, very perplexing.

  5. Michael McCarthy:

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

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