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Pronunciation:  pur'pleksitee

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[n]  trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

PERPLEXITY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: closed book, confusion, dilemma, disarray, enigma, maze, mental confusion, mystery, quandary, secret, snarl, tangle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Per*plex"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Perplexities}. [L.
perplexitas: cf. F. perplexit['e].]
The quality or state of being perplexed or puzzled;
complication; intricacy; entanglement; distraction of mind
through doubt or difficulty; embarrassment; bewilderment;

      By their own perplexities involved, They ravel more.

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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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