- He was perplexed by her question and it more than a little baffled him.
- The 67-year-old director seems perplexed by the question.
- The children were perplexed by her unexpected good humor, but they admired her good-natured bravery in the face of personal tragedy.
Late 15th century (as the adjective perplexed): from the obsolete adjective perplex 'bewildered', from Latin perplexus 'entangled', based on plexus 'interwoven', from the verb plectere.
Words that rhyme with perplexannex, convex, ex, flex, hex, Rex, specs, Tex, Tex-Mex, vex
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