verb (used with object)
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Origin of perplex
OTHER WORDS FROM perplexper·plex·er, nounper·plex·ing·ly, adverbun·per·plex·ing, adjective
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She perplexed record labels that weren’t sure what category to put her in.Twenty-five years after her death, Eva Cassidy’s music is as timeless as ever|John Kelly|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
I heard nothing, and I am somewhat hurt and perplexed by this.Miss Manners: Former colleague’s omission is puzzling|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
However, cases are still surging across the country, a new variant continues to perplex researchers, and vaccines are rolling out at a slower than optimal pace.
Even people who have arrived at the Vatican wearing masks remove them when meeting with the pontiff, in a practice that has perplexed outsiders and caused concern among some Vatican officials.Pope Francis hosts NBA players after season defined by social justice activism|Chico Harlan|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
It perplexes me that some of the questions I have most often been asked about dogs, and that I have about my own dog, are not addressed by research.Forget Everything You Know About Your Dog (Ep. 436)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 22, 2020|Freakonomics
Two-thirds of my life are already gone; why, then, should I perplex myself so much about the remainder?The 'Characters' of Jean de La Bruyre|Jean de La Bruyre
"I don't want to perplex you, but I have done something," said Nick, getting up.The Tragic Muse|Henry James
I should have lived only to worry and perplex him, and something in me tells me this is right.'Mrs. Skaggs's Husbands and Other Stories|Bret Harte
The first questions must never perplex or embarrass the pupil, for they are very important.The Sabbath-School Index|Richard Gay Pardee
But a trouble weigh'd upon her,And perplex'd her, night and morn, With the burden of an honorUnto which she was not born.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education