from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Filled with confusion or bewilderment; puzzled.
- adj. Full of complications or difficulty; involved.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Confused or puzzled.
- adj. Bewildered.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of perplex.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Entangled, involved, or confused; hence, embarrassd; puzzled; doubtful; anxious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment
The redhead, wearing a purple tank top and black leather pants underneath her unbelted black trench, dropped into a crouch in front of a crypt, her expression perplexed as she studied the path.
“Ms. Sexton,” he said, his expression perplexed and troubled.
She traced the tip of a finger over the edge of the box, her expression perplexed.
Reporting from Reno- The woman slouched on the steps of the rundown motel, her hair mussed, her pinkish outfit rumpled, her expression perplexed.
In an economy that is still as rocky as the Grand Canyon, many people remain perplexed about what they should do if they find themselves without a job or on the verge of losing one soon.
Some former Morgan Stanley executives remain perplexed by Zhu, who they say understood finance and investment banking, but worked odd late hours and appeared to rely too much on his father's political ties.
But then again, I never viewed Obama as a liberal and I remain perplexed that others do since his every action says otherwise. —
While I deplore and condemn the disrespect shown by some Obama bloggers, I remain perplexed that, no matter what Obama says or does, for some Hillary supporters he is ALWAYS AND FOREVER, "vile and hateful."
Some non-conservatives remain perplexed by that fact, but the totality of McCain's deviations from the conservative mainstream will be tough to overcome in the primaries.
He marvelled at the place and the goodliness of its fashion, but sensed no sound of speaker and saw no living soul and stood in perplexed surprise, looking right and left and knowing not whither he should wend.