Definition of perplexity in English:


Syllabification: per·plex·i·ty
Pronunciation: /pərˈpleksitē

noun (plural perplexities)

  • 2 archaic An entangled state: the dense perplexity of dwarf palm, garlanded creepers, glossy undergrowth


Middle English: from Old French perplexite or late Latin perplexitas, from Latin perplexus 'entangled, confused' (see perplex).

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