Examples of perplexity in a sentence
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 and Etymology of perplexity
Middle English perplexite, from Medieval French perplexité, from Late Latin perplexitat-, perplexitas, from Latin perplexus
First Known Use: 14th century
PERPLEXITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of perplexity for English Language Learners
: the state of being very confused because something is difficult to understand
: something that is confusing and difficult to understand
PERPLEXITY Defined for Kids
Definition of perplexity for Students
1 : a puzzled or anxious state of mind <The school stared in perplexity at this incredible folly. — Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer>
2 : something that puzzles
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