perplexed

  • 1 Perplexed — Per*plexed , a. Entangled, involved, or confused; hence, embarrassd; puzzled; doubtful; anxious. {Per*plex ed*ly}, adv. {Per*plex ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 perplexed — index lost (disoriented) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 perplexed — (adj.) late 15c., pp. adjective; see PERPLEX (Cf. perplex). A case of a past participle form attested centuries before the verb (perplex isn t recorded until 17c.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 perplexed — [pər plekst′] adj. 1. full of doubt or uncertainty; puzzled 2. hard to understand; confusing perplexedly [pərplek′sid lē] adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 perplexed — adj. 1) perplexed about, at, by, over 2) perplexed to + inf. (we were perplexed to learn of your decision) * * * [pə plekst] at by over perplexed about perplexed to + inf. (we were perplexed to learn of your decision) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 6 Perplexed — Perplex Per*plex , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perplexed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perplexing}.] [L. perplexari. See {Perplex}, a.] 1. To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated, and difficult to be unraveled or understood; as, to perplex one… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 perplexed — [[t]pə(r)ple̱kst[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you are perplexed, you feel confused and slightly worried by something because you do not understand it. She is perplexed about what to do for her daughter... Japan s perplexed bankers need not… …

    English dictionary

  • 8 perplexed — per|plexed [pəˈplekst US pər ] adj confused and worried by something that you do not understand = ↑puzzled ▪ The student looked at him, perplexed. ▪ Perplexed investors tried to work out what the deal meant. >perplexedly [pəˈpleksıdli,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 perplexed — adjective full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment (Freq. 2) perplexed language perplexed state of the world • Ant: ↑unperplexed • Similar to: ↑at a loss, ↑nonplused, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 perplexed — perplexedly /peuhr plek sid lee/, adv. perplexedness, n. /peuhr plekst /, adj. 1. bewildered; puzzled: a perplexed state of mind. 2. complicated; involved; entangled. [1350 1400; ME perplex confused ( < L perplexus; see PER , COMPLEX) + ED2] * *… …

    Universalium

  • 11 perplexed — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, sound ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 perplexed — per|plexed [ pər plekst ] adjective confused because you cannot understand something: BEWILDERED: What s the matter? Rob said, looking totally perplexed. ╾ per|plex|ed|ly [ pər pleksıdli ] adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 perplexed — adjective confused and worried by something that you do not understand: She looked up at me with a perplexed stare. perplexedly adverb: Florian was examining her perplexedly …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 perplexed — UK [pə(r)ˈplekst] / US [pərˈplekst] adjective confused because you cannot understand something What s the matter? Rob said, looking totally perplexed. Derived word: perplexedly UK [pə(r)ˈpleksɪdlɪ] / US [pərˈpleksɪdlɪ] adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 15 perplexed — adjective Date: 15th century 1. filled with uncertainty ; puzzled 2. full of difficulty • perplexedly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 perplexed — adjective a) Confused or puzzled. b) Bewildered …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 perplexed — Synonyms and related words: Byzantine, addled, at a loss, at a nonplus, at a stand, at a standstill, at an impasse, baffled, balled up, balled up, bamboozled, beat, bewildered, beyond one, bothered, buffaloed, chaotic, complex, complicated,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 perplexed — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Confused] Syn. troubled, uncertain, bewildered; see doubtful 2 . 2. [Involved] Syn. intricate, bewildering, confusing; see complex 2 , difficult 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Mentally uncertain: addled,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 perplexed — per plexed || pÉ™r plekst /pÉ™ adj. baffled; puzzled, at a loss; confused; complicated per·plex || pÉ™r pleks /pÉ™ pleks v. baffle; confuse; complicate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 perplexed — adj 1. bewildered, puzzled, mystified, confounded; baffled, Inf. bamboozled, Inf. buffaloed, Inf. stumped; disconcerted, Inf. discom bobulated, staggered; abashed, embarrassed, at a disadvantage or loss; stunned, stupefied, dazed, amazed,… …

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