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perplexverb [T]

uk   /pəˈpleks/  us   /pɚ-/
perplexed
adjective uk   /pəˈplekst/  us   /pɚ-/
The ​studentslooked perplexed, so the ​teachertried to ​explainonce again.
perplexing
adjective uk   /pəˈplek.sɪŋ/  us   /pɚ-/
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 ​interestrates were ​headed up, they ​fell, ​leaving some ​analystsclearly 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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