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noun perplexity pronunciation in British English /pə(r)ˈpleksəti/ 
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singularperplexity
pluralperplexities
  1. 1
    [uncountable] a confused feeling that you have because you cannot understand something

    They stared in perplexity at the map.

  2. 2
    [countable] [usually plural] something that makes a subject or situation difficult to understand

    the perplexities of human biology

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