Meaning of “perplex” in the English Dictionary

"perplex" in British English

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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)