perplexity

Part of speech: noun

A perplexed condition; bewilderment.

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Usage examples "perplexity":

  1. Mr. Gryce, with a glance toward the bed he saw before him, bowed with seeming perplexity. - "Hand and Ring", Anna Katharine Green.
  2. As the card went around, I think both the detective and I watched for any possible effect it might have, but, beyond perplexity, there seemed to be none. - "The Circular Staircase", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
  3. I was in deep perplexity, because I knew the teacher would demand of me at least two names, and I had only one. - "Analyzing Character", Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb.