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Synonyms for perplexity
pərˈplɛk sɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perplexity(noun)

    trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perplexity

    Perplexity (Latin per, through, and plecto, plait) is the drawing or turning of the thoughts or faculties by turns in different directions or toward contrasted or contradictory conclusions; confusion (Latin confusus, from confundo, pour together) is a state in which the mental faculties are, as it were, thrown into chaos, so that the clear and distinct action of the different powers, as of perception, memory, reason, and will is lost; bewilderment is akin to confusion, but is less overwhelming, and more readily recovered from; perplexity, accordingly, has not the unsettling of the faculties implied in confusion, nor the overwhelming of the faculties implied in amazement or astonishment; it is not the magnitude of the things to be known, but the want of full and definite knowledge, that causes perplexity. The dividing of a woodland path may cause the traveler the greatest perplexity, which may become bewilderment when he has tried one path after another and lost his bearings completely. With an excitable person bewilderment may deepen into confusion that will make him unable to think clearly or even to see or hear distinctly. Amazement results from the sudden and unimagined occurrence of great good or evil or the sudden awakening of the mind to unthought-of truth. Astonishment often produces bewilderment, which the word was formerly understood to imply. Compare AMAZEMENT; ANXIETY; DOUBT.

    Synonyms:
    amazement, astonishment, bewilderment, confusion, distraction, disturbance, doubt, doubt, embarrassment

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perplexity

    Synonyms:
    embarrassment, difficulty, uncertainty

    Antonyms:
    certainty, certitude, sureness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perplexity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    intricacy, intricateness, complexity, obscurity, hardness, complication, involution

  2. perplexity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    concern, care, anxiety, solicitude, trouble, embarrassment, distraction, doubt, confusion, bewilderment

  3. perplexity(n.)

    Synonyms:
    embarrassment, difficulty, strait, hobble, pickle, critical situation

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perplexity(n)

    Synonyms:
    bewilderment, distraction, confusion, disconcertion, doubt, uncertainty, predicament, dilemma, plight, quandary, difficulty, strait

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "perplexity":

    bewilderment

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3643doubt
#5311difficulty
#7453confusion
#7863uncertainty
#14374disturbance
#23170embarrassment
#23309distraction
#34316amazement
#41108astonishment
#74750bewilderment
#77127perplexity

How to use perplexity in a sentence?

  1. Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann:

    Perplexity is the beginning of a new way.

  2. Rainer Maria Rilke:

    At the bottom no one in life can help anyone else in life; this one experiences over and over in every conflict and every perplexity: that one is alone. That isn't as bad as it may first appear; and again it is the best thing in life that each should have everything in himself; his fate, his future, his whole expanse and world.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.

  4. Margaret Oliphant Oliphant:

    Perhaps, on the whole, embarrassment and perplexity are a kind of natural accompaniment to life and movement; and it is better to be driven out of your senses with thinking which of two things you ought to do than to do nothing whatever, and be utterly uninteresting to all the world.


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