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perplexed

[per-plekst] /pərˈplɛkst/
adjective
1.
bewildered; puzzled:
a perplexed state of mind.
2.
complicated; involved; entangled.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English perplex confused (< Latin perplexus; see per-, complex) + -ed2
Related forms
perplexedly
[per-plek-sid-lee] /pərˈplɛk sɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
perplexedness, noun
self-perplexed, adjective
unperplexed, adjective
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perplexed

adj.

late 15c., past participle adjective; see perplex. A case of a past participle form attested centuries before the verb (perplex isn't recorded until 17c.). Related: Perplexedly; perplexedness.

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