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Adjective: perplexing  pu(r)'plek-sing
  1. Lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity
    "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it";
    - confusing, puzzling
Verb: perplex  pu(r)'pleks
  1. Confuse or leave at a loss because of something complex or difficult to understand
    "These questions perplex even the experts";
    - confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate [informal], vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, dumbfound
  2. Make more complicated
    "There was a new development that perplexed the matter";
    - complicate

See also: muddy, unclear

Type of: alter, be, change, modify

Antonym: simplify

Encyclopedia: Perplex