Perplex vs Confuscate - What's the difference?

perplex | confuscate |


As verbs the difference between perplex and confuscate

is that perplex is to cause to feel baffled; to while confuscate is to confuse, confound, or perplex.

As an adjective perplex

is (obsolete) intricate; difficult.

perplex

English

Verb

(es)
  • To cause to feel baffled; to .
  • To involve; to entangle; to make intricate or complicated.
  • * John Locke
  • What was thought obscure, perplexed , and too hard for our weak parts, will lie open to the understanding in a fair view.
  • (obsolete) To plague; to vex; to torment.
  • (Glanvill)

    Synonyms

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) intricate; difficult
  • (Glanvill)
    (Webster 1913)

    confuscate

    English

    Verb

  • To confuse, confound, or perplex.
  • To complicate; to cause confusion.
  • Synonyms

    * (confuse) confusticate