Perplexities



[per-plek-si-tee] /pərˈplɛk sɪ ti/

noun, plural perplexities.
1.
the state of being ; confusion; uncertainty.
2.
something that :
a case plagued with perplexities.
3.
a tangled, involved, or confused condition or situation.
/pəˈplɛksɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the state of being perplexed
2.
the state of being intricate or complicated
3.
something that perplexes
n.

c.1300, “bewilderment,” from Old French perplexite “confusion, perplexity,” from Late Latin perplexitatem (nominative perplexitas), from Latin perplexus “confused, involved, interwoven,” from per- “completely” + plexus “entangled,” past participle of plectere “to twine” (see complex (adj.)). From 1590s as “something that causes perplexity.”

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