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  • adj. confusing or puzzling
  • adj. bewildering
  • v. Present participle of perplex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Embarrassing; puzzling; troublesome.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity


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  • What's rather perplexing is how white athletes often get treated more favorably than their African-American counterparts.

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  • Also perplexing is the fact that the tweets came from around the world, and the researchers don't know how many of them were conceived in the U.S., where the DJIA is based.

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  • This is because while human beings are multifaceted creatures with intricate neural networks for making logical decisions and using sound fact-based judgments, sometimes they simply behave in perplexing and illogical ways.

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  • What's perplexing is that it took the court 32 pages to reach its conclusion.


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  • And yet in this respect how perplexing is Southern character; for, in opposition to the above, it may be said that the claim of the Southern whites that they love the Negro better than the Northern whites do is in a manner true.

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  • Testament or the New, whose minds are often in perplexing fears about death and eternity.

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  • As for Mr. Rattner and Ms. White, Mr. Mehiel said their decision to support two challengers is "perplexing" -- and significant.

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