perplexed


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per·plexed

 (pər-plĕkst′)
adj.
1. Filled with confusion or bewilderment; puzzled.
2. Full of complications or difficulty; involved.

[Middle English, from perplex, confused, from Old French perplexe, from Latin perplexus : per-, per- + plexus, past participle of plectere, to entwine; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]

per·plex′ed·ly (-plĕk′sĭd-lē) adv.

perplexed

(pəˈplɛkst)
adj
confused and worried; at a loss

per•plexed

(pərˈplɛkst)

adj.
1. bewildered; puzzled.
2. complicated; involved; entangled.
[1350–1400; Middle English perplex confused (< Latin perplexus; see per-, complex) + -ed2]
per•plex′ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perplexed - full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
unperplexed - experiencing no difficulty or confusion or bewilderment

perplexed

adjective puzzled, confused, stumped, baffled, bewildered, mixed up, muddled, bemused, confounded, mystified, fazed, dumbfounded, nonplussed, befuddled, flummoxed She is perplexed about what to do for her daughter.

perplexed

adjective
Translations
مُتَحَيِّر، مُرْتَبِك
popletený
forvirretperpleks
ruglaîur, ráîvilltur

perplexed

[pəˈplekst] ADJperplejo, confuso
we were perplexednos quedamos perplejos, estábamos confusos
to look perplexedparecer confuso

perplexed

[pərˈplɛkst] adjperplexe
to be perplexed about sth → être perplexe quant à qch

perplexed

adj, perplexedly

perplexed

[pəˈplɛkst] adjperplesso/a

perplex

(pəˈpleks) verb
to puzzle or confuse (someone); to make (someone) unable to understand. She was perplexed by his questions.
perˈplexed adjective
perˈplexedly (-ˈpleksid-) adverb
perˈplexity noun
She stood there in perplexity.
References in classic literature ?
Jasper turned that perplexed face towards the fire.
The Bull rising up, and not knowing what to do, was sadly perplexed.
With a cold but not depraved nor wandering heart, and a mind never feverish with riotous thoughts, nor perplexed with originality, who could have anticipated that our friend would entitle himself to a foremost place among the doers of eccentric deeds?
Yet, elevated as Madame Stahl's character was, touching as was her story, and exalted and moving as was her speech, Kitty could not help detecting in her some traits which perplexed her.
He seemed so perplexed that I thought perhaps he hadn't enough money, after all.
But the principal failing occurred in the sailing, And the Bellman, perplexed and distressed, Said he had hoped, at least, when the wind blew due East, That the ship would not travel due West!
For some seconds they gazed with frightened eyes at one another's unfamiliar faces and both were perplexed at what they had done and what they were to do next.
Daylight was openly perplexed, and he was still perplexed when he began to speak.
But still I acknowledge that I am perplexed when I hear the voices of Thrasymachus and myriads of others dinning in my ears; and, on the other hand, I have never yet heard the superiority of justice to injustice maintained by any one in a satisfactory way.
And he spoke to me,' she added, with a perplexed countenance.
Herbert said, "Certainly," but looked as if there were no specific consolation in this, and remained perplexed and dismayed.
Camacho was listening to all this, perplexed and bewildered and not knowing what to say or do; but so urgent were the entreaties of Basilio's friends, imploring him to allow Quiteria to give him her hand, so that his soul, quitting this life in despair, should not be lost, that they moved, nay, forced him, to say that if Quiteria were willing to give it he was satisfied, as it was only putting off the fulfillment of his wishes for a moment.