Definition of perplexity:
awe, uncertainty, doubt, discombobulation, bewilderment, amazement, awareness, show, fog, bewilderedness, mystification, puzzler, wonder, befuddlement, confusion, complication, conundrum, daze, trance, surprise, stupefaction, admiration, muddle, stupor, mystery, riddle, puzzle, astonishment, puzzlement, enigma, crisis, emergency.
Andy asked in great perplexity; and his mother answered for Richard: " It means just this, as far as I can see: Ethelyn has got mad at Richard for keepin' her in, which he or'to have done long ago, and so, with her awful temper she has run away."- "Ethelyn's Mistake", Mary Jane Holmes.
- "Thelma", Marie Corelli.
- "Doctor Cupid", Rhoda Broughton.