noun \pər-ˈplek-sə-tē\

: the state of being very confused because something is difficult to understand

: something that is confusing and difficult to understand

plural per·plex·i·ties

Full Definition of PERPLEXITY

:  the state of being perplexed :  bewilderment
:  something that perplexes

Examples of PERPLEXITY

  1. There was a look of perplexity on his face.
  2. He stared at her in perplexity.
  3. We will never solve all of the perplexities of life.


Middle English perplexite, from Middle French perplexité, from Late Latin perplexitat-, perplexitas, from Latin perplexus
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with PERPLEXITY


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