Perplex - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |pərˈpleks|  American pronunciation of the word perplex
Brit.  |pəˈpleks|  British pronunciation of the word perplex


- be a mystery or bewildering to (syn: amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex)
- make more complicated (syn: complicate)

Extra examples

Questions about the meaning of life have always perplexed humankind.

...let's not perplex the issue further with irrelevant concerns...

It perplexed me to learn of his decision.

It perplexed me that they refused the offer.

Shea's symptoms perplexed the doctors.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: perplex
he/she/it: perplexes
present participle: perplexing
past tense: perplexed
past participle: perplexed
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