perplexed

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adjective per·plexed \pər-ˈplekst\

Definition of perplexed

  1. 1 :  filled with uncertainty :  puzzled

  2. 2 :  full of difficulty

perplexedly

play play \pər-ˈplek-səd-lē, -ˈplekst-lē\ adverb

Examples of perplexed in a Sentence

  1. He gave her a perplexed look.

  2. The explanation left me thoroughly perplexed.

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First Known Use of perplexed

15th century


PERPLEXED Defined for English Language Learners

perplexed

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adjective

Definition of perplexed for English Language Learners

  • : unable to understand something clearly or to think clearly


PERPLEXED Defined for Kids

perplexed

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adjective per·plexed \pər-ˈplekst\

Definition of perplexed for Students

  1. :  unable to understand something clearly or to think clearly



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