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perplexity    : [pɚpl'ɛksəti]
Perplexity \Per*plex"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Perplexities}. [L.
perplexitas: cf. F. perplexit['e].]
The quality or state of being perplexed or puzzled;
complication; intricacy; entanglement; distraction of mind
through doubt or difficulty; embarrassment; bewilderment;
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By their own perplexities involved,
They ravel more. --Milton.
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n 1: trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

138 Moby Thesaurus words for "perplexity":
Chinese puzzle, Gordian knot, amorphousness, baffle, bafflement,
baffling problem, befuddlement, bewilderment, bind, bother,
botheration, brain twister, catch-22, chaos, cloud, complexity,
complexness, complication, confoundment, confusion, convolution,
crabbedness, crossword puzzle, crux, dark, darkness, daze,
difficulty, dilemma, discombobulation, discomfiture, discomposure,
disconcert, disconcertedness, disconcertion, disconcertment,
disorder, disorganization, disorientation, distress, disturbance,
doubt, embarrassment, enigma, enigmatic question, entanglement,
fix, floorer, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog, fogginess,
frenzy, fuddle, fuddlement, fuzziness, haze, impenetrability,
indeterminateness, indistinctness, intricacy, intricateness,
involution, involvement, jam, jigsaw puzzle, jumble, knot,
knotty point, maze, mess, mind-boggler, mist, mistiness, muddle,
muddlement, mumbo jumbo, murk, murkiness, mystery, mystification,
node, nodus, nonplus, nut to crack, obfuscation, obscurantism,
obscuration, obscurity, opacity, oxymoron, paradox,
perplexed question, perturbation, pickle, plight, pons asinorum,
poser, pother, predicament, problem, pucker, puzzle, puzzlement,
puzzler, quandary, question, question mark, ramification,
reconditeness, riddle, ruffle, scrape, shapelessness, shuffle,
sixty-four dollar question, stew, sticker, stumper, subtlety,
sweat, swivet, tanglement, teaser, technicality, tizzy,
tough proposition, unassuredness, unclarity, unclearness,
unplainness, unsettlement, upset, vagueness, vexed question, why

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