perplexing

  • 1 Perplexing — Per*plex ing, a. Embarrassing; puzzling; troublesome. Perplexing thoughts. Milton. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 perplexing — index complex, debatable, difficult, disputable, dubious, enigmatic, equivocal, indefinable, labyrinthine …

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  • 3 perplexing — [adj] difficult to understand baffling, beyond one, complicated, confusing, convoluted, disconcerting, impenetrable, intricate, involved, knotty, mind bending, mysterious, mystifying, paradoxical, puzzling, taxing, thorny, worrying; concept 529 …

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  • 4 perplexing — adj. perplexing to + inf. (it was perplexing to read so many contradictory accounts of the incident) * * * [pə pleksɪŋ] perplexing to + inf. (it was perplexing to read so many contradictory accounts of the incident) …

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  • 5 perplexing — [[t]pə(r)ple̱ksɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you find something perplexing, you do not understand it or do not know how to deal with it. It took years to understand many perplexing diseases... British Parliamentary procedure is perplexing at… …

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  • 6 Perplexing — 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… …

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  • 7 perplexing — adj. Perplexing is used with these nouns: ↑puzzle …

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  • 8 perplexing — per|plex|ing [ pər pleksıŋ ] adjective confusing: a perplexing problem …

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  • 9 perplexing — adjective he was famous for solving the most perplexing cases Syn: puzzling, baffling, mystifying, mysterious, bewildering, confusing, disconcerting, worrying, unaccountable, difficult to understand, beyond one, paradoxical, peculiar, funny,… …

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  • 10 perplexing — UK [pə(r)ˈpleksɪŋ] / US [pərˈpleksɪŋ] adjective confusing a perplexing problem …

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  • 11 perplexing — adjective lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity (Freq. 2) sent confusing signals to Iraq perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it a puzzling statement • Syn: ↑confusing, ↑puzzling …

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  • 12 perplexing — adjective a) confusing or puzzling b) bewildering …

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  • 13 perplexing — Synonyms and related words: Byzantine, arcane, baffling, bewildering, bothering, complex, complicated, confounding, confusing, convoluted, cryptic, discomposing, disconcerting, dismaying, distracting, disturbing, embarrassing, enigmatic,… …

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  • 14 perplexing — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. bewildering, confusing, mystifying; see difficult 2 …

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  • 15 perplexing — adj. baffling; confusing; complicated per·plex || pÉ™r pleks /pÉ™ pleks v. baffle; confuse; complicate …

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  • 16 perplexing — a. Troublesome, puzzling, embarrassing, bewildering, confusing, difficult, intricate …

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  • 17 perplexing — adj 1. confusing, enigmatic, enigmatical; paradoxical, paradoxal, puzzling, baffling, bewildering, confounding, mystifying; inexplicable, unexplainable, insoluble, insolvable, unaccountable, Obs. inextricable; strange, weird, bizarre, mysterious; …

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  • 18 perplexing — adjective Syn: puzzling, baffling, mystifying, mysterious, bewildering, confusing, disconcerting, worrying …

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  • 19 perplexing state of affairs — index imbroglio Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 20 Perplexing Scrubwren — Taxobox name = Perplexing Scrubwren status = LC | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves ordo = Passeriformes familia = Acanthizidae genus = Sericornis species = S. virgatus binomial = Sericornis virgatus… …

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