perplexing

All Adjective Verb
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  • He seemed as if he had got something upon his mind which was perplexing him. Cited from Life in London, by Edwin Hodder
  • But the most perplexing thing about the plans was how one story ever got upon another. Cited from The Wit and Humor of America, Vol. I (of X), ed. by Marshall P. Wilder
  • Things had suddenly become so perplexing, she did not know what to do or think. Cited from Dick and Brownie, by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • Day and night he turned the perplexing problem over in his mind. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine Vol. XII. No. 30. September, 1873, by Various
  • After his report was sent in the situation became still more perplexing. Cited from Albert Gallatin, by John Austin Stevens
  • How he came to be so considered is a most perplexing question. Cited from History of England, James II V. 4, Macaulay
  • If all the difficulties perplexing his life would only clear like that! Cited from The PG Works Of Gilbert Parker, Complete
  • Then his thoughts went back again to the problem that was growing daily more perplexing. Cited from The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3, No. 6, by Various
  • George began to understand certain things that had been perplexing to him. Cited from A Damsel in Distress, by P.G. Wodehouse
  • Then there must be a very good reason for her perplexing attitude toward him. Cited from The Hollow of Her Hand, George Barr McCutcheon
  • The good and evil of work put upon us some of the most perplexing of our problems. Cited from The Psychology of Nations, by G.E. Partridge
  • And the more he thought the more questions raised themselves, and the more perplexing they appeared. Cited from The Awakening, by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
  • But then came up the most perplexing question he had yet been called upon to decide. Cited from The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army, by Oliver Optic
  • Had any one ever known such a perplexing state of affairs? Cited from Mr. Pat's Little Girl, by Mary F. Leonard
  • That is the thing which has been perplexing me this long while. Cited from The Secret Chamber at Chad, by Evelyn Everett-Green
  • Now, there is nothing more perplexing than a dog chase during religious services. Cited from Around The Tea-Table, by T. De Witt Talmage
  • Once he got off the road, which was rather a perplexing one, but he soon found it again. Cited from Bound to Rise, by Horatio Alger
  • If they produce about equal number of seed, how perplexing it will be. Cited from Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II
  • Also, the perplexing questions reaching down into the under-soul of things were silent. Cited from The Quickening, by Francis Lynde
  • And I knew the answer to everything that has been perplexing me. Cited from Christine, by Alice Cholmondeley
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Root form of perplexing is perplex for the verb.

Words starting with perplexing

Meaning of perplexing

  • verb Be a mystery or bewildering to
    This beats me!, Got me--I don't know the answer!, a vexing problem, This question really stuck me