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Meaning of PERPLEXITY

Pronunciation:  pur'pleksitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
 

PERPLEXITY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: closed book, confusion, dilemma, disarray, enigma, maze, mental confusion, mystery, quandary, secret, snarl, tangle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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;
doubt.

      By their own perplexities involved, They ravel more.
                                               --Milton.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

The geometric mean of the number of words which may follow any given word for a certain lexicon and grammar.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: amorphousness, baffle, bafflement, baffling problem, befuddlement, bewilderment, bind, bother, botheration, brain twister, catch-22, chaos, Chinese puzzle, 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, Gordian knot, 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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