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adjective as in confused

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adjective as in involved

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I sat perplexed with my fleshy bottom folding over a mound of quartz.

While I adjusted the shelter, a woman with an elegant parka and an even more elegant dog walked past us, gawking and perplexed.

The HbA1c shift was exciting, but Faustman was perplexed when she looked for its cause.

My well-meaning if perplexed parents attempted to secure care for me through standard methods.

And, if they can sit tight through too many similar home-recording scenes, it should help the perplexed appreciate her appeal.

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A CDC that seems perplexed by the ABCs of containing a highly predictable outbreak.

In fact, a number of officers were perplexed that religious freedom was considered to be a serious issue within the service.

Our family is fanatically loyal to accommodating businesses and avoid those that seem perplexed by us.

A young Martin, perplexed by this, asked his parents for an explanation.

But little has perplexed me in recent years quite so much as the supposed miracle that is Soylent.

He thrust his tiny tuft of beard between his teeth—a trick he had when perplexed or thoughtful.

"Better so," was the Senora's sole reply; and she fell again into still deeper, more perplexed thought about the hidden treasure.

He is perplexed and hindered by the lack of soldiers, but is doing his best with his small forces.

He leaped out to see what had happened, and, after a few perplexed and exhausting moments, remembered.

The observer might well remain perplexed at the pathetic discord between human work and human wants.


On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perplexed, such as: bewildered, puzzled, uncertain, troubled, and at wit's end.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.