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perplexed

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

faced with difficulty or uncertainty about what to say, think, or do
  • the convoluted instructions for calibrating a high-definition television will leave many consumers utterly perplexed

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perplexed

verb
past tense of perplex

Synonyms & Antonyms of perplexed (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make complex or difficult
  • let's not perplex the issue further with irrelevant concerns

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“Perplexed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/perplexed. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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