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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perplex  \Per*plex"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Perplexed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Perplexing}.]  [L.  perplexari  See  {Perplex},  a.] 
  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.''  --Shak. 
  We  are  perplexed,  but  not  in  despair.  --2  Cor.  iv 
  We  can  distinguish  no  general  truths,  or  at  least 
  shall  be  apt  to  perplex  the  mind.  --Locke. 
  3.  To  plague;  to  vex;  to  tormen.  --Glanvill. 
  Syn:  To  entangle;  involve;  complicate;  embarrass;  puzzle; 
  bewilder;  confuse;  distract.  See  {Embarrass}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perplexed  \Per*plexed"\,  a. 
  Entangled,  involved,  or  confused;  hence  embarrassd;  puzzled; 
  doubtful;  anxious.  --  {Per*plex"ed*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Per*plex"ed*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  full  or  difficulty  or  confusion  or  bewilderment;  "perplexed 
  language";  "perplexed  state  of  the  world"  [ant:  {unperplexed}] 

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