if something perplexes you, it makes you confused or worried because you do not understand it They were perplexed by her response.verbjump to other results
NAmE//pərˈplɛks//[usually passive] perplex somebody it perplexes somebody that…Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they perplex
he / she / it perplexes
past simple perplexed
-ing form perplexing
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NAmE//pərˈpleksɪŋ//adjective a perplexing problem I found the whole thing extremely perplexing.