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perplexverb [T]

uk   /pəˈpleks/ us   /pɚˈpleks/
perplexed
adjective uk   /pəˈplekst/ us   /pɚˈplekst/
The students looked perplexed, so the teacher tried to explain once again.
perplexing
adjective uk   /pəˈplek.sɪŋ/ us   /pɚˈplek.sɪŋ/
They find the company's attitude perplexing and unreasonable.
(Definition of perplex from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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perplexverb [T]

us   /pərˈpleks/
to cause someone to be confused or uncertain over something that is not understood: The symptoms of the disease have continued to perplex her doctors.
perplexed
adjective us   /pərˈplekst/
Just when it appeared that interest rates were headed up, they fell, leaving some analysts clearly perplexed.
(Definition of perplex from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “perplex”
in Spanish dejar perplejo, desconcertar…
in Vietnamese khó hiểu…
in Malaysian membingungkan…
in Thai ทำให้งุนงง…
in French rendre perplexe…
in German verwirren…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使困惑,使茫然, 使担忧…
in Indonesian membingungkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使困惑,使茫然, 使擔憂…
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