What does the word perplexity mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A perplexed condition; bewilderment.

Usage examples for perplexity

  1. Mr. Gryce, with a glance toward the bed he saw before him, bowed with seeming perplexity. – Hand and Ring by 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 by 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 by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb