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Synonyms for perplex
pərˈplɛksper·plex

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perplex

    Synonyms:
    embarrass, puzzle, entangle, involve, encumber, complicate, confuse, bewilder, mystify, harass, entangle

    Antonyms:
    clear, enlighten, explicate, disentangle, simplify, elucidate, disencumber

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundverb

    be a mystery or bewildering to

    "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me"

    Synonyms:
    drum, lay, take, cause, receive, get at, outfox, wash up, foil, start, besot, father, experience, mystify, pound, rile, stun, have, become, sustain, stay, put, scram, regulate, drive, start out, amaze, stimulate, sire, model, devil, cohere, sting, engender, get to, cleave, go, fix, scotch, pay back, annoy, stick, suffer, beat up, beat, set about, trounce, get down, thrum, incur, posture, stick by, draw, contract, bring forth, grow, dumbfound, stupefy, exhaust, overreach, stick around, set out, agitate, flap, rag, crush, arrest, stick to, develop, outwit, throw, bring, bewilder, nettle, irritate, mother, set, personate, stir up, lodge, quiver, buzz off, catch, present, scramble, wedge, shake up, make, beget, puzzle, flummox, stand by, thump, cross, get, generate, bind, complicate, nark, find, outsmart, deposit, cling, obtain, vex, worry, pose, adhere, capture, position, aim, induce, ticktack, spoil, work over, tucker out, raise up, bother, bunk, gravel, begin, disturb, impersonate, fetch, discombobulate, circumvent, let, get under one's skin, frustrate, sit, astound, arrive, tick, produce, pulsate, convey, thwart, bond, acquire, come, bemuse, tucker, commove, pay off, bilk, astonish, ticktock, bugger off, beat out, hold fast, chafe, vanquish, shell, stay put, place, nonplus, commence, baffle

  2. complicate, perplexverb

    make more complicated

    "There was a new development that complicated the matter"

    Synonyms:
    elaborate, refine, stick, dumbfound, nonplus, pose, stupefy, puzzle, gravel, mystify, rarify, bewilder, get, beat, flummox, amaze, complicate, baffle, vex

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Editors Contribution

  1. confuse

    very confused and baffled.

    he was so perplexed he started to cry.

    Submitted by rinat on June 7, 2017  
  2. confusticate

    to confuse

    the novel, sherlock holmes seems to confusticate me.

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perplexverb

    Synonyms:
    entangle, tangle, complicate, involve, snarl, make intricate, make difficult

  2. perplexverb

    Synonyms:
    embarrass, puzzle, distract, pose, bewilder, beset, mystify, confuse, confound

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perplexverb

    Synonyms:
    bewilder, puzzle, pose, confuse, mystify, distract, disconcert, entangle

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How to use perplex in a sentence?

  1. George Du Maurier:

    Sick I am of idle words, past all reconciling, Words that weary and perplex and pander and conceal, Wake the sounds that cannot lie, for all their sweet beguiling; The language one need fathom not, but only hear and feel.

  2. George Du Maurier:

    Sick I am of idle words, past all reconciling, Words that weary and perplex and pander and conceal, Wake the sounds that cannot lie, for all their sweet beguiling The language one need fathom not, but only hear and feel.

  3. Matthew Arnold:

    The working-class is now issuing from its hiding-place to assert an Englishman's heaven-born privilege of doing as he likes, and is beginning to perplex us by marching where it likes, meeting where it likes, bawling what it likes, breaking what it likes.


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