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synonyms for perplex

  • astonish
  • astound
  • baffle
  • befuddle
  • bewilder
  • complicate
  • confound
  • dumbfound
  • encumber
  • mystify
  • nonplus
  • perturb
  • puzzle
  • surprise
  • balk
  • beset
  • buffalo
  • discombobulate
  • discompose
  • entangle
  • fog
  • involve
  • jumble
  • muck
  • muddle
  • pose
  • rattle
  • ravel
  • stumble
  • stump
  • tangle
  • thicken
  • thwart
  • get to
  • muddy the waters
  • snarl up
See also synonyms for: perplexed / perplexing
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antonyms for perplex

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  • aid
  • assist
  • bore
  • calm
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • enlighten
  • expect
  • explain
  • explicate
  • help
  • exclude
  • order
  • organize
  • soothe
  • untangle
  • untwist
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How to use perplex in a sentence

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 EVERJOHN KELLYJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I heard nothing, and I am somewhat hurt and perplexed by this.
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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.
THE WORLD MAY BE AT RISK OF A NEW COVID-19 SURGECLAIRE MALDARELLIJANUARY 4, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
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 ACTIVISMCHICO HARLANNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON 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.
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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 BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
"I don't want to perplex you, but I have done something," said Nick, getting up.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY 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 STORIESBRET HARTE
The first questions must never perplex or embarrass the pupil, for they are very important.
THE SABBATH-SCHOOL INDEXRICHARD 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, 1886MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
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WORDS RELATED TO PERPLEX

  • baffle
  • befuddle
  • bewilder
  • confound
  • discombobulate
  • disconcert
  • fuddle
  • mix up
  • muddle
  • muddy
  • mystify
  • perplex
  • puzzle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.