perplexity

[ per-plek-si-tee ]
/ pərˈplɛk sɪ ti /

noun, plural per·plex·i·ties.

the state of being perplexed; confusion; uncertainty.
something that perplexes: a case plagued with perplexities.
a tangled, involved, or confused condition or situation.

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Origin of perplexity

1350–1400; Middle English perplexite<Old French <Late Latin perplexitās, equivalent to Latin perplex(us) (see perplexed) + -itās-ity
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British Dictionary definitions for perplexity

perplexity
/ (pəˈplɛksɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

the state of being perplexed
the state of being intricate or complicated
something that perplexes
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