full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"
(perplexedly) in a perplexed manner; "he looked at his professor perplexedly"
(perplexing) confusing: lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement"
Confused or puzzled; Bewildered
the apostle Paul used it to mean that point of feeling that "there is absolutely no way out" of the situation you are in. A more modern definition would call it a state of complex, tangled confusion about what to do about something.