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Definitions of perplex

  1. make more complicated; "There was a new development that complicated the matter" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated, and difficult to be unraveled or understood; as, to perplex one with doubts. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To embarrass; to puzzle; to distract; to bewilder; to confuse; to trouble with ambiguity, suspense, or anxiety. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To plague; to vex; to tormen. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Intricate; difficult. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To make difficult to be understood; make anxious; puzzle; distract; embarrass; confuse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Perplexed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To make difficult to be understood: to embarrass: to puzzle: to tease with suspense or doubt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To embarrass; puzzle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To subject to doubt or difficulty in determining; confuse; puzzle; bewilder. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To make intricate or difficult to unravel and understand; to embarrass; to tease with suspense, anxiety or ambiguity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To make intricate or difficult; to puzzle; to distract; to confuse; to distress with suspense or anxiety. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. per-pleks', v.t. to make difficult to be understood: to embarrass: to puzzle: to tease with suspense or doubt.--n. (obs.) a difficulty.--adv. PERPLEX'EDLY.--n. PERPLEX'EDNESS.--adj. PERPLEX'ING.--adv. PERPLEX'INGLY.--n. PERPLEX'ITY, state of being perplexed: confusion of mind arising from doubt, &c.: intricacy: embarrassment: doubt. [Fr.,--L. perplexus, entangled--per, completely, plexus, involved, pa.p. of plect[)e]re.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Bewilder, puzzle, (person, his mind); complicate, confuse, (matter); entangle, intertwine, (esp. in p.p.). Hence perplexedly, perplexingly, advv. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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