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perplex
used in Catch-22

6 uses
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Definition
to confuse
  • 'I still can't hear you,' Aarfy called back innocently with an expression of mild and reproving perplexity.
    Chapter 15 — Piltchard & Wren (46% in)
  • Colonel Cargill, in Rome, was perplexed.
    Chapter 4 — Doc Daneeka (61% in)
  • To American authorities his identity was equally perplexing; a whole regiment of crack C.I.D. men had been thrown into the front lines to find out who he was, while a battalion of combat-hardened public-relations officers stood on red alert twenty-four hours a day with orders to begin publicizing him the moment he was located.
    Chapter 13 — Major De Coverley (13% in)
  • It was all very perplexing, all very discouraging.
    Chapter 19 — Colonel Cathcart (82% in)
  • General Dreedle's great, red domineering face was gnarled with perplexity and oaken with awesome resolution.
    Chapter 21 — General Dreedle (80% in)
  • He scrutinized the chaplain perplexedly.
    Chapter 25 — The Chaplain (62% in)

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