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Meaning of PERPLEXITY

Pronunciation:  pur'pleksitee

 
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The geometric mean of the number of words which may follow any given word for a certain lexicon and grammar.

 
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 Related Terms: amorphousness, baffle, bafflement, baffling problem, befuddlement, bewilderment, bind, bother, botheration, brain twister, catch-22, chaos, Chinese puzzle, cloud, complexity, complexness, complication, confoundment, confusion, convolution, crabbedness, crossword puzzle, crux, dark, darkness, daze, difficulty, dilemma, discombobulation, discomfiture, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertedness, disconcertion, disconcertment, disorder, disorganization, disorientation, distress, disturbance, doubt, embarrassment, enigma, enigmatic question, entanglement, fix, floorer, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog, fogginess, frenzy, fuddle, fuddlement, fuzziness, Gordian knot, haze, impenetrability, indeterminateness, indistinctness, intricacy, intricateness, involution, involvement, jam, jigsaw puzzle, jumble, knot, knotty point, maze, mess, mind-boggler, mist, mistiness, muddle, muddlement, mumbo jumbo, murk, murkiness, mystery, mystification, node, nodus, nonplus, nut to crack, obfuscation, obscurantism, obscuration, obscurity, opacity, oxymoron, paradox, perplexed question, perturbation, pickle, plight, pons asinorum, poser, pother, predicament, problem, pucker, puzzle, puzzlement, puzzler, quandary, question, question mark, ramification, reconditeness, riddle, ruffle, scrape, shapelessness, shuffle, sixty-four dollar question, stew, sticker, stumper, subtlety, sweat, swivet, tanglement, teaser, technicality, tizzy, tough proposition, unassuredness, unclarity, unclearness, unplainness, unsettlement, upset, vagueness, vexed question, why
 

 

 

 

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