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perplexity

per·plex·i·ty

perplexity

 
pronunciation:
pr plek sih ti
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: perplexities
definition 1: the condition of being puzzled, confused, or uncertain.
It was a difficult and painful decision to make, and she was filled with perplexity.A look of perplexity came over his face as he stared at his textbook.
synonyms:
bafflement, doubt, puzzlement
similar words:
bewilderment, complexity, confusion, nonplus
definition 2: a complicated or confused situation or subject.
This diplomatic crisis is only the first of many perplexities that the new government will have to deal with.
synonyms:
puzzlement, quandary, tangle
similar words:
bind, complication, dilemma, enigma, intricacy, knot, labyrinth, mess, pickle
definition 3: something that causes puzzlement, confusion, or uncertainty.
Her intense reaction to his remark was a perplexity to him.
synonyms:
enigma, puzzle
similar words:
complication, confusion, fluster, mystery, problem, puzzlement, riddle
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