Simple Definition of perplexity
: the state of being very confused because something is difficult to understand
: something that is confusing and difficult to understand
Examples of perplexity
There was a look of perplexity on his face.
He stared at her in perplexity.
We will never solve all of the perplexities of life.
Origin of perplexity
Middle English perplexite, from Middle French perplexité, from Late Latin perplexitat-, perplexitas, from Latin perplexus
First Known Use: 14th century
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