Synonyms of 'perplexity'
1 puzzlementDictionary, confusion, bewilderment
There was utter perplexity in both their expressions.
2 complexityDictionary, difficulty, mystery
the perplexities of quantum mechanics
a diplomatic problem of great complexity
questions arranged in no particular order of difficulty
The source of the gunshots still remains a mystery.
the puzzle of why there are no Stone Age cave paintings in Britain
Death is a paradox, the end yet the beginning.
Whatever its obscurities, the poem was clear on one count.
This country remains an enigma for the outside world.
Garments are priced according to the intricacy of the work.
3 difficultyDictionary, dilemma, snarl
My chief perplexity was how to interpret the words.
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Bewilderment is the feeling of being bewildered.
He shook his head in bewilderment.
If your mind is in a state of confusion, you do not know what to believe or what you should do.
I left his office in a state of confusion.
A dilemma is a difficult situation in which you have to choose between two or more alternatives.
The issue raises a moral dilemma.
Thesaurus for perplexity from the Collins English Thesaurus
Perplexity is a feeling of being confused and frustrated because you do not understand something.