perplexed Definition

completely baffled; very puzzled.

Using perplexed: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "perplexed" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I was perplexed by his strange behavior.

  • Example

    She gave him a perplexed look.

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    The instructions left me feeling perplexed.

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    He was perplexed by the question.

perplexed Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for perplexed

Phrases with perplexed

  • a facial expression that shows confusion or puzzlement


    She had a perplexed expression on her face when she saw the strange object.

  • a way of speaking that shows confusion or puzzlement


    He spoke in a perplexed tone when he asked the difficult question.

  • a state of mind that is confused or puzzled


    Her perplexed mind couldn't understand the complicated instructions.


Summary: perplexed in Brief

'Perplexed' [pəˈplekst] means completely baffled or very puzzled. It is often used to describe a state of confusion or puzzlement, as in 'I was perplexed by his strange behavior.' The term extends into phrases like 'perplexed expression' and 'perplexed tone,' which denote facial expressions and ways of speaking that show confusion.