- The state of being perplexed; puzzled or confused.
- Something that perplexes.
Etymology: From Middle French perplexité or post-classical Latin perplexitas "entanglement", from perplexus.
- 1942: The Emperor, who was by then a focus of unresolvable perplexities, stood providing a strongly contrary appearance " Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 149)
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