Perplex

Definition of Perplex

Per`plex´
v. t.1.To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated, and difficult to be unraveled or understood; as, to perplex one with doubts.
[imp. & p. p. Perplexed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Perplexing.]
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.
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 tormen.
a.1.Intricate; difficult.

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