plus, baffle, puzzle, make uncertain, put to it, Inf. bamboozle, Inf. buffalo, Inf. stump; disconcert, Inf. discombobulate, stagger; abash, embarrass, put [s.o.] at a disadvantage or loss; stun, stupefy, daze, amaze, astonish, astound, flabbergast, dumfound, boggle; fuddle, befuddle, muddle, bemuddle, fog, befog, keep [s.o.] guessing; fool, delude, trick, outwit, hoodwink, Sl. hornswoggle, bluff.
2. confuse, tangle, entangle, involve, snarl, mix up, jumble; mess up, clutter up, disorganize, turn topsyturvy, put into turmoil, Inf. foul up; imbroil, complicate, put at sixes and sevens; distract, put in a fog, put in a haze, unhinge, Psychiatry, disorient.
perplexed, adj. 1. bewildered, puzzled, mystified, confounded; baffled, Inf. bamboozled, Inf. buffaloed, Inf. stumped; disconcerted, Inf. discom-bobulated, staggered; abashed, embarrassed, at a disadvantage or loss; stunned, stupefied, dazed, amazed, astonished, astounded, flabbergasted, dumfounded, boggled; fuddled, befuddled, muddled, bemuddled, befogged; deluded, Sl. hornswoggled; distracted, in a fog, in a haze, unhinged, Psychiatry, disoriented.
2. involved, complicated, entangled, involuted; snarled, mixed up, jumbled; messed up, disorganized, topsy-turvy; in a turmoil, Inf. fouled up, Inf. balled up, at sixes and sevens.
perplexing, adj. 1. confusing, enigmatic, enigmatical; paradoxical, paradoxal, puzzling, baffling, bewildering, confounding, mystifying; inexplicable, unexplainable, insoluble, insolvable, unaccountable, Obs. inextricable; strange, weird, bizarre, mysterious; hidden, veiled, masked, screened; obscure, indistinct, indefinite, unclear, shadowy, nebulous, vague; inscrutable, sphingine, sphinxlike, riddling, oracular, abstruse, recondite, abstract, heavy; impenetrable, unfathomable, incomprehensible, uncomprehensible, past or beyond comprehension or understanding; ambiguous, equivocal; noncommittal, secretive, arcane. 2. involved, labyrinthine, knotty, Gordian, intricate, complicated, complex; spiny, thorny, troublesome, vexing, vexatious; taxing, trying, bothersome, annoying, Inf. aggravating; nagging, Inf pesky, bedeviling, teasing; disquieting, distracting, awkward, embarrassing, Inf. discombobulating; problematic, problematical, hard, difficult.
perplexity, n. 1. bewilderment, bafflement, astonishment; mystification, confoundment, puzzlement, puzzledness, incomprehension; stupefaction, distraction, unhingement, disconcertment, discomfiture, discomposure, embarrassment, chagrin, abashment, consternation, worry.
2. uncertainty, incertitude, confusion, fluster, dazzlement, amazement, doubt; hesitation, dubiety, skepticism, mistrust, distrust, suspicion.
3. enigma, paradox, mystery, puzzle; dilemma, intricacy, Inf. complicated plot; knot, knotty problem, Gordian knot; maze, labyrinth, net, network, confusion; tangle, entanglement, snarl, jumble; quandary, predicament, plight, Inf. pickle, Inf. fix, difficulty, trouble, Inf hot water; emergency, Inf. sticky business, Chiefly Brit, sticky wicket, inexplicable difficulty; corner, tight spot, Sl. box, bind, double bind, catch-22, vicious circle; strait, Inf. squeeze, pinch, push; difficult choice, Fr. embarras de choix, tough question, tough nut, poser; obfuscation, obscuration, mist, haze; jungle, muddle, disorder.
perquisite, n. 1. emolument, profit, gain, advantage; Inf. perk, benefit, fringe benefit, Inf. fringe; bonus, extra, dividend, plus; fee, salary, stipend, pay, payment, compensation, recompense, remuneration, repayment; reward, gift, present, honorarium, altarage, token acknowledgement, token of appreciation,