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Definition of Perplexity

Perplexity

  1. The quality or state of being perplexed or puzzled; complication; intricacy; entanglement; distraction of mind through doubt or difficulty; embarrassment; bewilderment; doubt.

Perplexity Quotations

The tantalizing discomfort of perplexity is what inspires otherwise ordinary men and women to extraordinary feats of ingenuity and creativity; nothing quite focuses the mind like dissonant details awaiting harmonious resolution.
Brian Greene

Only crime and the criminal, it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
Hannah Arendt

Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
Khalil Gibran

As an anti-hunger advocate, I found the perplexity of the obesity problem and the hunger problem existing side-by-side in our increasingly global food system begged further investigation.
Ellen Gustafson

The perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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Perplexity Translations

perplexity in Dutch is penarie, hinder, knelpunt, benardheid
perplexity in Finnish is pula
perplexity in French is embarras
perplexity in German is Verwirrung, Verwirrung, Ratlosigkeit
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