As with any good story, to divulge some of the grisly, perplexing details and the ending would be grossly unfair.
The most perplexing unanswered question remains: Why would the United States engage in a cover-up?
Pakistan is one of the most perplexing international problems ever—and perhaps one of the most dangerous.
This Democratic over-sell probably explains the most perplexing item in the recent poll.
The perplexing thing about the Libya name, Odyssey Dawn, is that what sort of narrative it is supposed to convey is not clear.
My own peculiar position was assuming most perplexing phases.
The way in which languages are taken up or dropped is also perplexing.
I recalled the perplexing fact that as we had driven into the town past the barrier, there had been no one on guard.
On the other was the simple and perplexing inscription, "Cahoots."
The planet grows harder and harder to live on, it is true; every new invention makes things more complicated and perplexing.
late 14c. as an adjective, "perplexed, puzzled, bewildered," from Latin perplexus "involved, confused, intricate;" but Latin had no corresponding verb *perplectere. The Latin compound would be per "through" (see per) + plexus "entangled," past participle of plectere "to twine, braid, fold" (see complex (adj.)).
The form of the English adjective shifted to perplexed by late 15c., probably to conform to other past participle adjectives. The verb is latest attested of the group, in 1590s, evidently a back-formation from the adjective. Related: Perplexing, which well describes the history of the word.