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  • nounmystery
  • noundaze

synonyms for perplexity

  • puzzlement
  • abstruseness
  • charade
  • chiller
  • cliffhanger
  • conundrum
  • crux
  • cryptogram
  • difficulty
  • enigma
  • grabber
  • inscrutability
  • mystification
  • occult
  • oracle
  • poser
  • problem
  • puzzle
  • puzzler
  • question
  • rebus
  • riddle
  • rune
  • secrecy
  • sphinx
  • stickler
  • stumper
  • subtlety
  • teaser
  • thriller
  • twister
  • whodunit
  • why
  • brainteaser
  • braintwister
  • closed book
  • inscrutableness
  • mindboggler
  • sixty-four-thousand-dollar question
  • tough nut to crack
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How to use perplexity in a sentence

Amid all the perplexities, some ad tech executives have teased out some clarity.
GOOGLE’S OPAQUE PRACTICES TO RESTRICT FINGERPRINTING CREATE CONFUSION AMONG ITS AD TECH PARTNERSKATE KAYEJUNE 3, 2021DIGIDAY
Perhaps the best illustration of the perplexities involved in studying vitamin D in athletes comes from a two-part Bangor University study from 2018.
REEVALUATING VITAMIN D AS A SPORTS SUPPLEMENTALEX HUTCHINSONJANUARY 20, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
The Company is in complete shock and perplexity to the news.
CHINA’S TOP CHIPMAKER COULD BE TRUMP’S NEXT TARGET IN THE TRADE WAREAMONBARRETTSEPTEMBER 9, 2020FORTUNE
Davy read this over two or three times, in the greatest perplexity, and then gave it up in despair.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
Miss Anne smiled kindly, not dreaming of his perplexity, amused by his Southern warmth.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
For he knew that her suffering and her deep perplexity were somewhere, somehow almost equal to his own.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
But before he had been in San Pasquale an hour, he was plunged into a perplexity and disappointment deeper than he had yet felt.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
When, in reply to his questions in regard to Alessandro's wife, Felipe heard her spoken of as "Majella," his perplexity deepened.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
It was a curious moment, charged with a subtle perplexity of emotions none of them quite understood.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
With a flush mounting to his cheeks, and his brows drawn together in perplexity, Garnache surveyed him.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
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WORDS RELATED TO PERPLEXITY

  • admiration
  • astonishment
  • awe
  • bewilderment
  • confoundment
  • confusion
  • marvel
  • one for the books
  • perplexity
  • shock
  • something else
  • stopper
  • stunner
  • stupefaction
  • wonder
  • wonderment
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