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.
It is the perplexity of this situation that has caused most of the paralysis in Congress.
People were sick, and died, and their perplexity was at an end.
"I know not about that," said the big archer, scratching his head in perplexity.
She stood there, with the keys on her forefinger, the picture of perplexity and concern.
But there was no trace of merriment or perplexity in the way he looked at Mr Verloc.
Maria stared at him, an expression of perplexity coming into her face.
And it was with a child's look of pitiful dismay and perplexity that he faced the sheriff.
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."