perplex

  • 1 Perplex — Per*plex , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perplexed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perplexing}.] [L. perplexari. See {Perplex}, a.] 1. To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated, and difficult to be unraveled or understood; as, to perplex one with… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Perplex — Per*plex , a. [L. perplexus entangled, intricate; per + plectere, plexum, to plait, braid: cf. F. perplexe. See {Per }, and {Plait}.] Intricate; difficult. [Obs.] Glanvill. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 perplex — transitive verb Etymology: obsolete perplex, adjective, involved, perplexed, from Latin perplexus, from per thoroughly + plexus involved, from past participle of plectere to braid, twine more at per , ply Date: 1593 1. to make unable to grasp… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 4 Perplex City — is a long term alternate reality game (ARG) presented by Mind Candy, a London based development team. The first season of the game had players looking for The Receda Cube (referred to simply as The Cube ), a priceless scientific and spiritual… …

    Wikipedia

  • 5 Perplex City Stories — is the planned second season of the popular alternate reality game Perplex City, run by Mind Candy. Although no plot has been revealed yet, the first wave of puzzle cards was released on March 1, 2007.On June 1, 2007, it was announced via the… …

    Wikipedia

  • 6 Perplex — (v. lat.), bestürzt, verlegen …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 7 Perpléx — (lat.), bestürzt, verblüfft …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 8 Perpléx — (lat.), bestürzt, verblüfft …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 9 Perplex — Perplex, lat. deutsch, verwirrt, verlegen …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 10 perplex — I verb baffle, bedevil, bemuse, beset, bewilder, bother, complicate, confound, confuse, corner, discompose, disconcert, disorient, disquiet, distrahere, disturb, embarrass, encumber, entangle, fill with doubt, fog, involve, make difficult, make… …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 perplex — stimmlos; entgeistert; überwältigt; konsterniert; stumm; fassungslos; sprachlos; ratlos; geschockt; baff * * * per|plex [pɛr plɛks] <Adj.>: von etwas sehr überrascht …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 12 perplex — See puzzle, perplex, bewilder. See puzzle, perplex, bewilder …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 13 puzzle, perplex, bewilder — Although these verbs have different origins, they mean about the same thing and can safely be interchanged. Puzzle, the most commonly used of the three terms, means to put someone at a loss, to mystify, to baffle : What you are trying to do… …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 14 perplex — aus dem Gleichgewicht gebracht, aus dem Konzept gekommen, [bass] erstaunt, durcheinander, entgeistert, fassungslos, konfus, sprachlos, überrascht, verblüfft, verdutzt, verstört, verwirrt, verwundert, wie vom Donner gerührt; (ugs.): platt,… …

    Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • 15 perplex — sein: sprachlos, verwirrt sein. Das Wort ist ein Lehnwort aus mittellateinisch ›perplexus‹: verlegen, verwirrt, verblüfft …

    Das Wörterbuch der Idiome

  • 16 perplex — per·plẹx Adj; meist präd, gespr; so überrascht von etwas, dass man nicht mehr reagieren kann ≈ verblüfft <völlig perplex sein; perplex dastehen, schauen> || hierzu Per·ple·xi·tä̲t die; ; nur Sg …

    Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache

  • 17 perplex — PERPLÉX, Ă, perplecşi, xe, adj. (Despre oameni) Surprins, uimit, uluit (şi nedumerit); încurcat, dezorientat, năuc. năucit, ♦ (Despre atitudinea, manifestările oamenilor) Care arată, exprimă, trădează perplexitate. – Din fr. perplexe, lat.… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 18 perplex — per|plex [pəˈpleks US pər ] v [T] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: perplex perplexed (14 17 centuries), from Latin perplexus, from plexus twisted together ] if something perplexes you, it makes you feel confused and worried because it is difficult to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 perplex — Adj erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. perplexe, dieses aus l. perplexus wirr durcheinander, verflochten, verschlungen , zu l. plectere flechten und l. per .    Ebenso nndl. perplex, ne. perplexed, nfrz. perplexe …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 20 perplex — late 14c., adj., from L. perplexus “involved, confused, intricate;” but Latin had no corresponding verb *perplectere. The English adjective shifted to perplexed by late 15c., probably to conform to other pp. adjectives. The verb is latest… …

    Etymology dictionary


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