1. perplexing

adjective. ['pɝˈplɛksɪŋ'] lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity.


  • puzzling
  • confusing


  • definite
  • unclearness
  • unambiguous

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Words that Rhyme with Perplexing

  • flexing
  • annexing
  • vexing

Example sentences of the word perplexing

1. Verb, gerund or present participle
All retirement plans come with their fair share of perplexing fine print items.

2. Adjective
Graphing calculators are a wonder for this math problem that can be most perplexing.

3. Noun, singular or mass
The opposite problem can be just as perplexing.

Quotes containing the word perplexing

1. When you do find humor in trying times, one of the first and most important changes you experience is that you see your perplexing problems in a new way - you suddenly have a new perspective on them.
- Allen Klein