Definition of perplexing in English:


Syllabification: per·plex·ing
Pronunciation: /pərˈpleksiNG


Completely baffling; very puzzling: a perplexing problem
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  • Others may present some of the most perplexing problems imaginable.
  • The purpose of the following discussion is to explore some of the perplexing aspects of contemporary monetary analysis.
  • Instead, we are confronted with definitive declarations, even regarding the most perplexing of texts.



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  • Most perplexingly, how has this blinding intolerance become so ‘normal’ that such questions are not even asked?
  • But then, perplexingly the great animals died off.
  • In practice, the biographer has to choose not between lively and dull, but more subtly and perplexingly, between candid and glib.

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