Perplexed meaning

pər-plĕkst
Filled with confusion or bewilderment; puzzled.
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The definition of perplexed is full of uncertainty, confused or puzzled.

An example of someone who would be described as perplexed is a person who is trying to solve a complicated math problem that she has no idea how to start.

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Full of complications or difficulty; involved.
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Full of doubt or uncertainty; puzzled.
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Hard to understand; confusing.
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Simple past tense and past participle of perplex.
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Origin of perplexed

  • Middle English from perplex confused from Old French perplexe from Latin perplexus per- per- plexus past participle of plectere to entwine plek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition