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perplex

verb [T] uk   /pəˈpleks/ us    /pɚ-/
to confuse and worry someone slightly by being difficult to understand or solve: The disease has continued to perplex doctors.
perplexed
adjective uk   /pəˈplekst/ us    /pɚ-/
The students looked perplexed, so the teacher tried to explain once again.
perplexing
adjective uk   /pəˈplek.sɪŋ/ us    /pɚ-/
They find the company's attitude perplexing and unreasonable.
Translations of “perplex”
in Spanish dejar perplejo, desconcertar…
in French rendre perplexe…
in German verwirren…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使困惑,使茫然, 使擔憂…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使困惑,使茫然, 使担忧…
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