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synonyms for perplexing

  • baffling
  • complicated
  • confusing
  • convoluted
  • disconcerting
  • knotty
  • mysterious
  • mystifying
  • puzzling
  • thorny
  • worrying
  • involved
  • taxing
  • beyond one
  • impenetrable
  • intricate
  • mind-bending
  • paradoxical
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antonyms for perplexing

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  • clear
  • easy
  • simple
  • straightforward
  • untroublesome
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How to use perplexing in a sentence

It offers, to those who see it aright, the most perplexing industrial paradox ever presented in the history of mankind.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
Whether any further punishment could be inflicted on him was a perplexing question.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
At an early stage of the proceedings a new and perplexing question was raised.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
I saw that Galt Roscoe wished to speak to me on the subject perplexing him, but I did not help him.
MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
On the contrary, should we be involved in those perplexing affairs, they may easily detain me till the middle of next month.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
Then suddenly the whole perplexing truth burst forth from him.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
The Serial-Letter Co.'s answers were always prompt, even though perplexing.
MOLLY MAKE-BELIEVEELEANOR HALLOWELL ABBOTT
Even the mysteries of the right relation of collar and tie have been mastered now, perplexing though the problem is.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
There were other cries and sounds equally mysterious and perplexing; and, so the Indians began to declare, strange sights too.
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADOFRANK AUBREY
Poor laws also appear in the guise of taxes for the support of that perplexing part of the population.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
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WORDS RELATED TO PERPLEXING

  • Greek to me
  • abstract
  • clear as dishwater
  • complex
  • complicated
  • deep
  • enigmatic
  • esoteric
  • heavy
  • hidden
  • incomprehensible
  • intricate
  • involved
  • muddy
  • obscure
  • perplexing
  • profound
  • puzzling
  • recondite
  • subtle
  • unfathomable
  • vague
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