Etymology
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perplexed (adj.)

of persons, "doubtful or full of anxieties, bewildered, puzzled due to matter under consideration," c. 1500, a variant of Middle English perplex (adj.); see perplex. A case of a past-participle form attested generations before the verb (perplex isn't recorded until late 16c.). Related: Perplexedly; perplexedness.

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Definitions of perplexed

perplexed (adj.)
full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment;
perplexed language
perplexed state of the world
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