[per-plek-si-tee] /pərˈplɛk sɪ ti/
noun, plural perplexities.
the state of being ; confusion; uncertainty.
something that :
a case plagued with perplexities.
a tangled, involved, or confused condition or situation.
noun (pl) -ties
the state of being perplexed
the state of being intricate or complicated
something that perplexes
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.”
The geometric mean of the number of words which may follow any given word for a certain lexicon and grammar.
- Per pro.
1. per procurationem.
[per prok-yuh-rey-shee-oh-nem, per prok-uh-rah-tee-oh-nem] /pər ˌprɒk yəˌreɪ ʃiˈoʊ nɛm, pɛr ˌprɒk əˌrɑ tiˈoʊ nɛm/ adverb, Chiefly Law. 1. by one acting as an agent; by proxy.
- Perp walk
noun 1. (US, informal) an arranged public appearance of a recently arrested criminal for the benefit of the media noun the parading by police of a handcuffed arrested suspect for the benefit of media and bystanders Word Origin short for perpetrator walk Usage Note slang, now also used for arrested business executives noun phrase A […]
[pur-kwuh-zit] /ˈpɜr kwə zɪt/ noun 1. an incidental payment, benefit, privilege, or advantage over and above regular income, salary, or wages: Among the president’s perquisites were free use of a company car and paid membership in a country club. 2. a gratuity or tip. 3. something demanded or due as a particular privilege: homage that […]