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perplexed, past tense; perplexed, past participle; perplexes, 3rd person singular present; perplexing, present participle;
  1. (of something complicated or unaccountable) Cause (someone) to feel completely baffled
    • - she was perplexed by her husband's moodiness
  2. Complicate or confuse (a matter)
    • - they were perplexing a subject plain in itself

  1. be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"
  2. complicate: make more complicated; "There was a new development that complicated the matter"
  3. (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"
  4. To cause to feel baffled; to puzzle
  5. (O.F. n.) perplexity, trouble, problem, difficult situation