WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
per•plex•i•ty /pɚˈplɛksɪti/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -ties. 
  • [uncountable] the state or condition of being perplexed:He looked up from his work in complete perplexity.
    1. something that is perplexing:[countable]the perplexities of that software.
    See -plex-.
    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
    per•plex•i•ty  (pər pleksi tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties. 
    1. the state of being perplexed;
    2. something that perplexes:a case plagued with perplexities.
    3. a tangled, involved, or confused condition or situation.
    • Late Latin perplexitās, equivalent. to Latin perplex(us) (see perplexed) + -itās -ity
    • Old French
    • Middle English perplexite 1350–1400

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    perplexity /pəˈplɛksɪtɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
    1. the state of being perplexed
    2. the state of being intricate or complicated
    3. something that perplexes

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