verb (used with object)
to cause to be puzzled or bewildered over what is not understood or certain; confuse mentally: Her strange response perplexed me.
to make complicated or confused, as a matter or question.
to hamper with complications, confusion, or uncertainty.
Origin: 1585–95; Related forms
back formation from perplexed
1. mystify, confound. 2. tangle, snarl. 3. vex, annoy, bother.