Definition of perplex in English:
- 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.
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