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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·plex v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perplexed p. pr. & vb. n. Perplexing.]
 1. To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated, and difficult to be unraveled or understood; as, to perplex one with doubts.
    No artful wildness to perplex the scene.   --Pope.
    What was thought obscure, perplexed, and too hard for our weak parts, will lie open to the understanding in a fair view.   --Locke.
 2. To embarrass; to puzzle; to distract; to bewilder; to confuse; to trouble with ambiguity, suspense, or anxiety. Perplexd beyond self-explication.”
    We are perplexed, but not in despair.   --2 Cor. iv. 8.
    We can distinguish no general truths, or at least shall be apt to perplex the mind.   --Locke.
 3. To plague; to vex; to torment.
 Syn: -- To entangle; involve; complicate; embarrass; puzzle; bewilder; confuse; distract. See Embarrass.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·plex·ing a. Embarrassing; puzzling; troublesome. Perplexing thoughts.”

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity;
            "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to
            someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling
            statement" [syn: confusing, puzzling]