Greeted with derision in some corners and perplexity in others, the movement's new magazine launches at CPAC today.
This change in plan was a source of perplexity bordering on irritation to the Queen.
I am not sure how helpful that is, except that the communing certainly keeps us from feeling totally isolated in our perplexity.
c.1300, "bewilderment," from Old French perplexite "confusion, perplexity," from Late Latin perplexitatem (nominative perplexitas), from Latin perplexus "confused, involved, interwoven," from per- "completely" + plexus "entangled," past participle of plectere "to twine" (see complex (adj.)). From 1590s as "something that causes perplexity."