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perplex

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of perplex

  1. 1 to make complex or difficult let's not perplex the issue further with irrelevant concerns Synonyms of perplex complex, complexify, embarrass, entangle, complicate, sophisticateWords Related to perplex develop, elaborate, expand; intensify, magnify; confound, confuse, mess (up), mix (up), muddle; snarl, tangleNear Antonyms of perplex abbreviate, cut, shorten; ease, facilitate; disentangle, straighten (out), unravel, untangle; oversimplifyAntonyms of perplex simplify, streamline

  2. 2 to throw into a state of mental uncertainty the question perplexed me Synonyms of perplex addle, baffle, bamboozle, beat, befog, befuddle, bemuse, bewilder, buffalo, confound, discombobulate, disorient, flummox, fox, fuddle, get, gravel, maze, muddle, muddy, mystify, confuse, pose, puzzle, vexWords Related to perplex stick, stump, weird out; abash, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattle; agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, stun, unhinge, unsettle, upset; beguile, cozen, deceive, delude, dupe, fool, gull, hoax, hoodwink, humbug, misguide, mislead, snow, string along, take in, trickNear Antonyms of perplex assure, reassure, satisfy; enlighten, inform



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