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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perplexity mean? 

  The noun PERPLEXITY has 1 sense:

1. trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

  Familiarity information: PERPLEXITY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("perplexity" is a kind of...):

confusedness; confusion; disarray; mental confusion; muddiness (a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perplexity"):

closed book; enigma; mystery; secret (something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained)

maze; snarl; tangle (something jumbled or confused)

dilemma; quandary (state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options)

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