perplexity

[ per-plek-si-tee ]
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noun,plural per·plex·i·ties.
  1. the state of being perplexed; confusion; uncertainty.

  2. something that perplexes: a case plagued with perplexities.

  1. a tangled, involved, or confused condition or situation.

Origin of perplexity

1
First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English perplexite, from Old French, from Late Latin perplexitās, from Latin perplex(us) (see perplexed) + -itās -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for perplexity

perplexity

/ (pəˈplɛksɪtɪ) /


nounplural -ties
  1. the state of being perplexed

  2. the state of being intricate or complicated

  1. something that perplexes

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