noun, plural per·plex·i·ties.
- perrault, charles,
- perrault, claude,
Origin of perplexity
Examples from the Web for perplexities
He studied the complexities of the English language and the perplexities of religious faith.
The history of exhibiting violence photojournalism is fraught with perplexities.Obama Was Right to Censor the Osama bin Laden Photo|Harold Evans|May 5, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Deborah Tannen knows all about sisterhood, sister-speak, and the pitfalls and perplexities of sibling rivalry.
The labyrinth of perplexities that Abigail surveyed best summarized the vexations of the delegates in Philadelphia.
While Amzi was still trying to account for Nan's check, two other incidents contributed further to his perplexities.Otherwise Phyllis|Meredith Nicholson
Perhaps he was a little too much engrossed in his own perplexities to be as observant as usual.Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker|Marguerite Bryant
In the midst of his perplexities Clarges arrived at Edinburgh, and showed him where his escape lay.Monk|Julian Corbett
To add to the perplexities, in the first years of the city, fire after fire devoured its flimsy fabric of canvas and shingle.
Howe had already begun his career with blunders and perplexities.
noun plural -ties
c.1300, "bewilderment," from Old French perplexite "confusion, perplexity," from Late Latin perplexitatem (nominative perplexitas), from Latin perplexus "confused, involved, interwoven," from per- "completely" + plexus "entangled," past participle of plectere "to twine" (see complex (adj.)). From 1590s as "something that causes perplexity."