AskDefine | Define perplexed

Dictionary Definition

perplexed adj : full or difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world" [ant: unperplexed]

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  1. Confused or puzzled.
  2. Bewildered.


Confused or puzzled


  1. past of perplex

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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