Synonym of perplexing

Alternative for perplexing

perplexes, perplexed, perplexing

Synonym: baffle, bewilder, confound, mystify, puzzle,

Adjective

Confusing or puzzling
complex hard strange weird baffling bewildering complicated confusing difficult inexplicable intricate involved knotty mysterious mystifying paradoxical puzzling taxing thorny funny labyrinthine odd peculiar unaccountable unfathomable convoluted disconcerting enigmatic impenetrable mind-bending ticklish worrying befuddling Byzantine confounding difficult to understand spiny wildering beyond one tricky bizarre curious unusual queer extraordinary problematical problematic abnormal unexpected incomprehensible offbeat uncommon uncanny atypical quirky quaint anomalous obscure tangled out of the ordinary eccentric awkward elaborate outlandish unfamiliar freakish tough unconventional troublesome remarkable different singular aberrant deviant freak erratic crazy sophisticated whacky abstruse bizarro wild kooky kookie rum incongruous queerish sticky hairy outré inscrutable sensitive irregular oddball delicate rare off-kilter involute Gordian prickly insoluble wacky unique out-of-the-way funky dodgy screwy catchy weirdo far-out kinky tricksy tortuous unnatural touchy Daedalian spaced-out fiddly unorthodox way-out off-the-wall labyrinthian untypical byzantine unco off the wall nasty uncustomary wacko cranky freaky exceptional involuted suspicious dubious eerie baroque daedal out of the way confused off-centre spooky zany cryptic unaccustomed entangled ridiculous ludicrous complicate undecipherable fantastic questionable unsolvable fishy serpentine idiosyncratic creepy unintelligible left-field recondite unwonted unexplainable trying surprising gnarly unclear irksome bothersome challenging foreign aberrated controversial unanswerable insolvable inextricable beyond comprehension unheard of droll vexed really hard dicey detailed uncertain fancy daggy nettlesome interlaced stupefying formidable astonishing out there full of twists and turns disorienting inconceivable bemusing astounding unparalleled surreal absurd vexatious uncharacteristic impossible mazy ambiguous irrational unpredictable winding inexplainable concerning opaque indecipherable long-drawn-out drawn-out precarious very hard novel beyond understanding outre cumbersome embarrassing out of place ravelled exceeding especial extraordinaire over one's head jumbled mixed dense knotted preternatural dilly phenomenal arduous critical unordinary raveled hi-tech weird and wonderful mixed up Daedalean intriguing amazing unbelievable unintuitive radical stunning eye-popping staggering intractable long-winded plotty rummy risky upsetting out of the common frustrating out-there mazelike contradictory inconsistent touch-and-go whimsical indivisible inseparable misleading fiendish indescribable undefinable unresolvable unpleasant grotesque comical offhand illogical muddling labyrinthial labyrinthical labyrinthiform labyrinthic labyrinthal loaded doubtful harassing arcane uphill terrible ramified reticular effortful shady dubitable disputable disquieting debatable shaky doubtable equivocal suspect like herding cats severe problem blurring unsettling off-key fluky fanciful fantastical foolish cockamamie nonsensical insane unreal slang preposterous unthinkable unimaginable avant-garde prodigious loner cool original flakey unhinged touched demented mad unbalanced flaky unstable undependable rocky unsolved irresolvable unresolved unconcluded muddlesome mistakable kittle messy sinuous twisted circuitous contentious ornate unheard-of mystic unknowable breaking new ground abstract new interesting unexplored untried alien unknown newfangled exotic serious operose strenuous demanding daunting rococo heterogeneous multifaceted multifarious variegated nuanced muddled provocative disconsonant inapropos irrelevant disparate incongruent incoherent devilish mind-boggling profound deep without a solution unable to be solved heated way out off-beat high-tech can of worms maze-like off the rails bugged out vexing rambling esoteric mystical thought-provoking fathomless indissoluble impossible to separate unexplained hard to solve advanced enigmatical hard to explain hazy above one's head beyond one's grasp divisive scandalous emotive volatile elusive random clear as mud devil of a very devil of a uncomfortable hard to understand hair-trigger echinated briery annoying stimulating pointed anomalistic scarce nonstandard out of line off-base off-color like nothing on earth overwhelming inane laughable risible unearthly fatuous outrageous supernatural senseless ghostly farcical shocking implausible harebrained eldritch other-worldly dumfounding spookish eery haunting magical secret asinine dumbfounding lunatic mindboggling deranged far-fetched stupid maniacal featherheaded transcendental superhuman transcendent supernormal miraculous hard to swallow unlikely inspired scary very strange supranormal ghoulish unforeseen flustering portentous conspicuous mercurial goofy silly impracticable unannounced unanticipated discomfiting jarring nonplussing jolting shattering nonplusing dismaying monstrous wackadoodle loony nonconformist infantile imbecilic unreasonable crazy-ass pointless idiotic incredible wackadoo cock-eyed unworkable imprudent dreamlike puerile quixotic derisory foolhardy balmy irresponsible hare-brained short-sighted ill-conceived beyond all reason cockeyed bird-brained half-baked out of all reason inappropriate awful horrific ghastly dreadful ominous fearful uncouth occult magic whacko numinous supernal awe-inspiring

Adjective

Having a covert or obscure meaning
opaque obscure enigmatic unclear incomprehensible puzzling baffling cryptic mysterious equivocal uncertain unfathomable ambiguous arcane concealed Delphic dense impenetrable indeterminate nebulous abstruse confusing deep elliptical hidden inexplicable mystifying unexplained vague difficult foggy hazy indefinite indistinct dark double-edged doubtful dubious elliptic enigmatical fuliginous inscrutable murky mystic oblique occult oracular recondite unintelligible esoteric obfuscated amphibological hard imperceptive nubilous purblind tenebrous beyond comprehension as clear as mud bewildering complicated complex secret sibylline unaccountable clear as mud unknowable involved uncanny hard to understand mystical paradoxical fathomless cabalistic inexplicit intricate profound wildering imprecise questionable unexplainable abstract strange hermetic misleading cabbalistic inexact debatable secretive veiled confused inconceivable ungraspable clear as dishwater incognizable subtle over one's head impossible to understand hermetical involuted sphinxlike elusive indecipherable insoluble equivocating riddling arguable heavy inconclusive coded gnomic beyond one evasive knotty little known unknown open to debate open to argument ill-defined unimaginable Greek rarefied beyond one's grasp beats me convoluted involute prevaricating ambivalent unsettled two-edged roundabout indiscernible circumlocutory circuitous indecisive blurred cagey periphrastic unresolved apocryphal Delphian shifty bamboozling surprising Greek to me undetermined clouded fuzzy undecided difficult to understand labyrinthine intangible shadowy weak up in the air open to question private beyond understanding undiscoverable uncomprehensible mysterial ineffable insolvable inner uninterpretable unsolvable hypermetric illegible technical incredible illogical weird peculiar odd curious borderline far-out magical unconfirmed not easily understood suspicious bizarre polysemous polysemic polysemantic orphic acroamatic contradictory duplicitous blurry muddled beyond you full of surprises multivocal recherché unestablished unascertained yet to be decided unexplicit open muzzy disreputable funny queer unnatural unsolved inaccessible challenging disconcerting elaborate woolly bleary sketchy cloudy above one's head hard to follow stealthy subjective weighty serious remote imperfect dim wooly thorny tough worrying tangled gray grey untold mind-bending indirect undecipherable clandestine teasing stickling covert stumping slippery deceptive all Greek to someone too hard to understand double Dutch too difficult to understand beyond your grasp above your head cunning shuffling devious tricky all Greek to you deceitful dissembling sophistical casuistic elusory non-committal false noncommittal casuistical stonewalling unsure speculative unpredictable unforeseeable incalculable indistinguishable undefined iffy hesitant muffled dicey dodgy irresolute wavering in doubt in the balance vacillating

Adjective

Tending to cause discomfort, uneasiness or alarm
troublous upsetting distressing disturbing troublesome disquieting perturbing unsettling troubling worrisome discomforting discomposing nagging worrying bothersome nasty trying annoying irksome irritating aggravating unpleasant vexing provoking harassing difficult dismaying discouraging wearisome alarming tiresome inconvenient painful distressful burdensome disconcerting disagreeable frightening startling discommoding severe agitating ominous depressing foreboding gloomy onerous sinister creepy hard laborious pessimistic toilsome consequential disruptive impeding intrusive threatening embarrassing prophetic uncertain nerve-racking unnerving hairy fraught harrowing nail-biting nerve-wracking shocking restless anxious tense nervous uneasy discomfiting concerning off-putting tormenting confronting displeasing hurtful disappointing horrifying devastating gut-wrenching awkward confusing bewildering distracting uncomfortable flustering baffling anxious-making vexatious mean traumatic galling agonizing ugly agonising exasperating taxing objectionable daunting niggling pesky tricky forbidding dreadful thorny problematic wretched grave plaguy afflicting wicked bad horrible horrendous infuriating maddening awful horrific horrid terrible demanding harrying miserable rotten distasteful unpalatable woeful revolting loathsome appalling torturous stressful grim repugnant nettlesome poor execrable abominable dismal doleful bitter ghastly atrocious foul lousy harsh vile gruesome frightful deplorable unwelcome pestilential pestiferous lamentable macabre nightmarish grisly teasing pestilent monstrous tragical cruel hellacious dire excruciating hostile grievous prickly scary sticky oppressed pitiless vicious impoverished stark brutal merciless ruthless bleak savage apprehensive arduous oppressive poverty-stricken importunate intractable ungovernable undisciplined murder rough damaging tough heavy repressive uphill rowdy messy infestive dangerous disorderly gnawing grating rankling infernal irking riling enraging tedious challenging abrasive antagonizing jarring puzzling knotty chafing peeving carking incommodious frustrating nettling confounded festering antipathetic wearing unsatisfying pesty unattractive impossible rebarbative plaguey antagonising cussed enough to try the patience of a saint enough to drive you up the wall humourless sober crummy offensive sombre odious repellent detestable unsavory mortifying humorless unbearable repulsive solemn somber unsatisfactory icky stinking unendurable hideous lurid disgusting nauseating unacceptable sedate abysmal sickening obnoxious heartbreaking regrettable gross undesirable diabolical unfortunate pathetic unappealing repellant uncool yukky grotty yucky godawful unhappy abhorrent tragic saddening uninviting grody afflictive affecting sour sad nauseous anguished unsavoury sorrowful heartrending beastly uncongenial unlovely unpleasing extremely bad heart-rending heart-breaking

Adjective

Open to discussion or argument
debatable doubtful questionable arguable disputable controversial dubious moot uncertain borderline undecided unsettled contentious iffy unclear undetermined unsure vague controvertible inconclusive problematical unconfirmed unknown unresolved doubtable in doubt issuable negotiable open to debate puzzling riddling subject to debate open to doubt open to question unestablished chancy contestable mootable a controversial subject a live issue a moot point not yet established on ice up in the air a matter of opinion in dispute betwixt and between bone of contention on the back burner the jury's out touch and go up for discussion between sixes and sevens between rock and hard place equivocal ambiguous indefinite indeterminate dodgy problematic dubitable open disputed indistinct suspect pending indecisive cryptic enigmatic obscure speculative nebulous confused hazy ambivalent in the balance unreliable vexed undependable inexact in limbo unpredictable open to discussion fishy mysterious yet to be decided open to argument unsound imprecise arcane abstruse untrustworthy enigmatical inexplicit undefined clouded dicey suspicious confusing hairy paradoxical conjectural flimsy weak occult contested in question contended unproven unconcluded ill-defined unsupported spurious up for grabs shady queer inscrutable mixed shaky at issue unfounded tenuous tentative unforeseeable incalculable mystic hot-button unsubstantiated vacillating unascertained misleading gray grey irresolute wavering indistinguishable equivocating contingent hesitant suppositious opaque double-edged unanswered Delphic not definite open for discussion marginal debated unverified disputatious polemical unfinished delicate groundless unreasonable polemic unintelligible difficult assumed ongoing awkward provocative apocryphal gnomic suppositive shadowy presumed murky unsolved hypothetical clear as mud torn blurred on the fence neither fish nor fowl clear as dishwater in no man's land waffling to be decided neither one thing nor the other blowing hot and cold exceptionable a debatable point hinky outstanding argumentative unclassifiable scrappy quarrelsome up to the individual insecure unlikely hidden deep elliptical unsubstantial ungrounded peripheral frontier bordering dual dark elliptic undisclosed risky fuzzy sub judice critical in contention thorny ticklish sticky knotty taxing fuliginous concealed at risk far from certain precarious sketchy to be won or lost baseless unwarranted blear twofold polysemous polysemic polysemantic touch-and-go untested ill-founded multivocal not yet settled not reliable not dependable troublesome fractious tricky unjustifiable unjustified unattested uncorroborated yet to be settled hanging by a thread on thin ice unfixed pendent double not validated much debated open to suspicion in a state of limbo open-ended not decided in a state of uncertainty foundationless without basis invalid nonvalid without foundation ignored neglected two-edged oracular unquestioned unnoticed unrefuted unchallenged divisive sensitive fluctuating contradictory conflicting not backed up by evidence emotive tendentious unconvincing unproved hesitating debateable unprovable clashing warring opposing conflicted muddled opposed unsatisfying unsatisfactory inadequate resolving nothing lacking incomplete unfateful deficient uneventful proving nothing hot notorious heated wishy-washy neutral uncommitted impartial hemming and hawing divided noncommittal of two minds running hot and cold hedging your bets in the middle not sure hard to believe in two minds leaving matters open in a quandary in a dilemma muffled theoretical intangible indiscernible under discussion left hanging not obvious elusive academic under examination suppositional supposed on the horns of a dilemma still open to question still open to doubt under advisement putative imagined academical conjectured theoretic notional unreal imaginary concocted conditional conjecturable refutable presupposed provisory guessed made up presumptive casual assumptive stochastic proposed pretending postulated

Adjective

Deceptive or tending to mislead or create a false impression
misleading false deceptive confusing delusive specious ambiguous evasive spurious deceitful delusory sophistical disingenuous tricky casuistical deceiving fallacious unstraightforward beguiling deluding equivocal mock pseudo bewildering casuistic catchy confounding demagogic distorted distracting illusory inaccurate misrepresentative mistakable puzzling wrong untrue fake sham fictitious erroneous mistaken bogus phony phoney fraudulent untruthful unfounded imaginary incorrect counterfeit unreal unsound chimerical invalid invented fabricated inexact feigned misguided fanciful insincere dishonest flawed apparent seeming artificial ostensible pretend fishy fantastic illusive imitation suppositious off imprecise concocted hallucinatory forged fictional illogical made up faked pretended imagined unreliable faulty mendacious visionary lying ideal trumped up ersatz affected chimeric assumed counterfactual fictive two-faced dissembling put-on in error hollow phantasmal dreamlike simulated mythical fabulous illusionary devious snide treacherous phantasmagoric guileful shifty without foundation contrived baseless cod not genuine double-dealing whimsical make-believe cunning fantastical pretentious apocryphal notional truthless supposititious queer semblant pirate perfidious phantasmic ungrounded bent dodgy out faux framed iffy duplicitous sophistic blue-sky cooked-up not kosher way off off beam full of holes economical with the truth made-up vain copied factitious fancied improper sly Hollywood plant brummagem crock artful mythic non-existent dicey crafty phantom fantasied imaginal plastic unnatural foxy trumped-up equivocating won't fly soft shell dummy inauthentic sneaky unauthentic delusional not accurate not exact off target way out wide of the mark unreasonable captious unsubstantiated groundless forsworn idle wily mad foundationless unproven unreasoned colored misinformed unsupported uncorroborated untrustworthy scheming hoax ill-founded phantasmagorical reasonless coloured insubstantial glib faithless forced perjurious strained designing without basis mechanical meretricious subtle trick underhand hypocritical falsified underhanded substitute quasi- mythological insidious dissimulating dud askew way off beam abroad perjured hollow-hearted crooked off base prevaricating misrepresenting fibbing inventing misstating falsifying terminologically inexact double-faced off-base Janus-faced phony-baloney double-crossing committing perjury two-timing phoney-baloney malicious entrapping surreal nightmarish psychedelic misconceived deluded quixotic phantasmagorial kaleidoscopic Kafkaesque phantasmagorian bizarre irrational unread mocking adopted improvised fakey unfactual nonfactual impostrous off the mark plausible pseud knock-off pirated unqualified unfitting contrary to fact not true empty ostentatious likely colorable presumable credible probable sophisticated flattering presumptive nugatory superficial amiss untested unverified unconfirmed unwarranted unjustified unattested devised cooked up traitorous seemingly correct deflecting diverting cheating pretending phantasm not the case conjectural not trustworthy off-beam way off-beam so-called actorly quack worthless virtual wannabe would-be self-styled quasi erratic plausible but wrong apparently right nonvalid speculative questionable erring awry defective fluffed jive mealymouthed backhanded unctuous disloyal double mealy gratuitous bottomless tenuous uncalled-for off-target misfigured astray wide goofed misconstrued mishandled miscalculated not real not legit backstabbing knavish commiting perjury swearing falsely bearing false witness wrong number all wet all off legendary dreamed-up as it were to all intents and purposes intangible storybook nebulous hypothetical immaterial theoretical fairy-tale Pecksniffian lip not precise not working at fault out of commission out of line on the wrong track impalpable not backed up by evidence double dealing back-stabbing left-handed slippery slick figmental weird nonexistent romantic reproduction reachy replica aerial out of this world fabled unsubstantial incredible unbelievable Barmecidal Barmecide float diversionary fly Machiavellian cagy shrewd cute cagey synthetic blue sky pipe dream slim carny shonky imitative deep shady wry greasy sharp intelligent witted clever streetwise keen smooth astute mimic man-made not what it is cracked up to be calculating false-hearted uncandid not candid not frank unscrupulous unfrank unfair unveracious oblique indirect not entirely truthful

Adjective

Causing horror
horrifying alarming dire direful dread dreadful fearful fearsome forbidding formidable frightening frightful ghastly hair-raising horrendous horrible intimidating redoubtable scary shocking spine-chilling terrible terrifying depressing dismaying disturbing perturbing upsetting disheartening disconcerting unpleasant discouraging dispiriting disappointing displeasing distressing grim difficult troubling horrific unfortunate awful testing unwelcome unhappy parlous worrying melancholic regrettable dismal unfavorable unnerving austere sad unfavourable unlucky bad glum mephitical foreboding gloomy agonising off-putting aggravating ominous hellish uncongenial irritable irritating annoying unpleasing irksome unpropitious unkind abhorrent distressed bleak distasteful tragic unpalatable sombre disagreeable dreary sullen troublesome repellant galling repellent woeful melancholy bewildering sinister morose repugnant depressive loathsome vexing agonizing distressful revulsive bitter frustrating macabre somber appalling daunting troubled painful unamusing poignant inauspicious hopeless cheerless harsh nasty severe grievous horrid objectionable rotten harrowing offensive wretched vile grave abominable yucky foul icky hard hideous atrocious unlovely sour wicked revolting gruesome excruciating repulsive monstrous serious unsavory sickening lamentable yukky grisly nightmarish hellacious tough disgusting inhospitable lurid hostile lousy obnoxious nauseating comfortless unsavoury disquieting rough godawful miserable cruel oppressive uncomfortable trying solemn odious undesirable deplorable traumatic critical poor abysmal discomforting ugly brutal rugged heartrending heavy detestable unspeakable calamitous torturous beastly terrific tormenting hurtful stressful injurious dangerous sober gross burdensome uninviting dark doleful harmful nauseous inhuman unattractive searing heartbreaking hateful mean tremendous stark unacceptable grewsome grody black vexatious hairy unsettling damaging intense afflicting execrable agitating onerous from hell adverse tragical stinking humourless humorless desolate diabolical unendurable grotty joyless intolerable unpromising demanding overwhelming afflictive noisome very bad unfriendly exacting unrelenting disastrous hardhanded unsatisfactory heinous threatening uncool heart-rending worrisome nightmare unpopular rigorous gut-wrenching dislikable tortuous jarring sorry troublous fraught saddening acute strong grinding desperate concerning unappetizing unappealing disadvantageous glaring unbearable sedate unwelcoming untoward spartan stringent insufferable ruthless savage pathetic merciless fierce funereal vicious dour mortifying outrageous crushing scandalous ferocious negative rubbish vulgar forlorn menacing obscene extreme intemperate inclement murderous stiff yucko grotesque abject rancid evil fulsome noxious unsightly godforsaken shameful egregious chilling biting petrifying astounding God-awful gnarly heart-breaking straitened ill-fated shuddersome creepy morbid taxing unsympathetic unsuitable untempting discordant wounding inadequate pitiless oppressed impoverished drab poverty-stricken nagging brackish grating drear unenticing glary rueful scaring dicey pitiful drag bothersome pain sharp peracute wild blinding dazzling weak flat disgraceful dreaded unpardonable unforgivable relentless significant mortal unstable chronic dodgy sore remorseless great scabrous stern inexorable untimely cataclysmic not okay terribly bad like death warmed up spooky frozen inexcusable inconvenient punk excessive provoking unaesthetic challenging inopportune stupefying coarse bloodcurdling strange eerie unearthly ghoulish sublime baleful undesired heartstopping hard-hearted catastrophic unadvantageous ruinous stunning astonishing startling amazing staggering perilous arduous strenuous toilsome rejected unwanted surprising downbeat pessimistic Spartan bare-bones barren cataclysmal fatal detrimental exigent grueling gruelling blameworthy reprehensible excluded uninvited festy disgustful loathly inimical devastating damning destructive hard-pressed shadowy discommodious tortured full of hardship doubtful gray mournful strained ill-omened treacherous ill-boding grey pressing precarious messy jeopardous apocalyptic rocky uphill backbreaking unsought ill-favoured exceptionable inadmissible raunchy grungy wearing murky disagreeing deadly infelicitous catastrophal moiling sweaty laborious herculean unwished for unwished-for chill plutonian Cimmerian sepulchral very unpleasant sick-making not wanted ill-advised too bad ill-favored killer drastic effortful crippling fateful shattering acheronian acherontic unjust looking on the black side impossible useless futile crummy discomposing vain pointless impracticable awkward affecting unworkable anguished sorrowful bootless no-win not having a prayer beyond hope with no chance of success nerve-racking nail-biting nerve-wracking extremely bad

Noun

The state of being bewildered or unclear in one's mind about something
confusion bewilderment puzzlement perplexity bafflement mystification dither wonder befuddlement disorientation wonderment befuddling discombobulation discomfiture distraction doubt fluster muddle uncertainty bamboozlement discomposure disconcertion stupefaction agitation astonishment bemusement bewilderedness chagrin confounding confusedness daze discomfiting perturbation shock tangle abashment awkwardness demoralisation demoralization disconcertment dumbfounding embarrassment flap fog lather mixup stew unsettling upsetting whirl addling blurring cluttering difficulty maze misperception misunderstanding obscuring pother surprise tangling turbulence head-scratching stirring up stupor haze consternation amazement incomprehension awe trance distress mortification disquiet dismay muddledness anxiety hysteria nervousness trepidation incredulity nadaville gauze lala-land narcosis glaze uneasiness startlement panic unease disbelief obscurity fear spin alarm flusteredness shame dazedness discomfort swoon worry disturbance upset obfuscation devastation egg on one's face doubtfulness disquietude questioning fright suspicion nonplus humiliation inquietude disorder horror terror vagueness deliriousness dread surprize derangement admiration muddlement blankness insanity madness mania numbness delirium speechlessness fearfulness apprehension stunner marvel frenzy apprehensiveness astoundment state of shock something else one for the books unclearness dumbfoundedness giddiness concern dwaal cluelessness blur skepticism angst wooziness doziness qualms misgiving quandary dimness indistinctness malaise jumble dubiety trepidity fogginess dumbfoundment dwam blindness disillusion curiosity scepticism flabbergastment astoundedness flabagast lack of comprehension trance-like state confused state loss of face state of confusion state of bewilderment state of disorientation feverishness fever trancelike state state of stupefaction obliviousness crazedness harassment discord abstraction mental unclarity frustration beating ruin failure defeat state scare alarum funk tizzy tizz swivet undoing disappointment rout overthrow cold sweat jam crush cold feet rush confoundment stopper flabbergast mental distress comedown vexation descent conquest vanquishment defeasance lack of understanding dementia dementedness blow irrationality trauma bombshell hallucination lunacy incoherence calenture revelation whammy temporary insanity temporary madness injury thunderbolt earthquake excitement encounter rude awakening eye-opener state of agitation double whammy bolt from the blue state of perturbation source of consternation kick in the teeth source of distress a bolt out of the blue source of amazement a bolt from the blue

Verb

Present participle for to confound or perplex someone
puzzling baffling bewildering confusing confounding mystifying befuddling flummoxing bemusing dumbfounding nonplussing stumping addling bamboozling discombobulating disconcerting foxing fuddling getting muddling throwing beating fazing fogging posing exercising gravelling graveling mazing worrying befogging besetting buffaloing complicating disorienting flooring involving muddying tangling thickening vexing wildering distracting encumbering entangling jumbling astonishing astounding baulking balking discomposing mucking perturbing rattling ravelling raveling stumbling stunning surprising thwarting catching off balance throwing off balance getting to mixing up mixing you up making someone scratch their head muddying the waters snarling up causing to be at a stand upsetting disturbing flustering bothering stupefying dismaying agitating unsettling distressing discomfiting troubling unnerving ruffling dazing amazing disquieting obfuscating flabbergasting alarming flurrying staggering shaking startling taking aback shocking annoying shaking up discomforting ailing concerning unhinging discountenancing irking embarrassing distempering frazzling mortifying afflicting frustrating abashing fussing putting off irritating undoing freaking out overwhelming alaruming weirding out bugging derailing hagriding bowling over making uneasy fretting obscuring blowing one's mind appalling provoking galling disorientating harassing clouding throwing off plaguing psyching out setting someone thinking blurring making anxious depressing frightening exasperating paining knocking for six hassling needling pestering going to one's head striking dumb deranging beclouding saddening daunting grieving scaring tormenting displeasing disordering agonizing hurting jolting leaving open-mouthed chagrining blowing away stopping someone in their tracks agonising spooking offending wounding rocking dumfounding stirring up angering putting someone off their stroke outraging thunderstriking stymieing bedevilling bedeviling bringing up short piquing miffing awing aweing disgruntling horrifying oppressing discommoding aggrieving torturing aggravating peeving taking by surprise demoralizing knocking sideways making unclear fouling up benumbing paralysing dazzling paralyzing panicking demoralising ticking off burning up unbalancing gnawing at surprizing riling cutting to the quick eluding intimidating disorganizing discouraging distorting affronting stinging nettling disrupting burdening terrifying disgusting affecting confuscating terrorizing exciting leaving aghast dizzying harrowing messing with one's head disarranging putting out boggling straining devastating chafing putting out of countenance messing up disheartening making nervous petrifying terrorising pothering putting someone off their stride eating at getting at consternating setting someone back on their heels foiling confusticating deterring convoluting defeating sticking destabilizing snowing numbing stressing moving setting thinking making punchy intoxicating inebriating shattering destabilising trying snafuing sickening hurrying racking boggling the mind cursing disobliging repelling bustling harrying overpowering dogging screwing up making a mess of disappointing electrifying affrighting beleaguering jarring boggling the mind of making uncomfortable balling up making miserable making wretched nagging turning off nagging at causing suffering to hitting like a ton of bricks making unhappy causing anguish to working up lying heavy on hurting someone's feelings pulling the rug from under making fretful throwing into disorder weighing on putting into a flap taking someone's breath away distracting from making waves pulling the rug out from under throwing into a tizz mucking up muddling up sticking it to dulling facing snookering stirring mulling profundicating wondering knocking out mooning daydreaming outwitting setting one thinking mistaking shaming humiliating overcoming cutting dislocating cowing overawing cornering despairing knocking the stuffing out of someone stopping haunting putting down heating gathering wool dispiriting causing disquiet to searing hindering subduing blighting taxing unmanning putting someone off incommoding persecuting browbeating bullying preoccupying dashing throwing for loop making a scene smiting putting at a loss making restless unquieting striking impressing touching chillin chilling disillusioning worsting turning disarraying dementing rummaging downing displacing knocking the stuffing out of upsetting apple cart filling with wonder filling with amazement putting on edge crazing sending into a spin flipping taking someone aback giving a shock taking breath away occupying disenchanting causing to lose your bearings bringing someone up short mussing blinding making self-conscious putting off his or her stride taking the wind out of someone's sails bedazzling causing trouble to confronting putting the wind up someone throwing into a tizzy lousing up filling with consternation giving someone a turn letting down taking one's breath away taking the wind out of your sails rendering speechless throwing a curve causing wonder springing something on striking with awe badgering interfering tiring arousing intruding rousing conquering throwing into confusion knocking one's socks off blowing one away cluttering garbling catching somebody unawares catching somebody off balance causing someone to lose their composure niggling dissatisfying incensing possessing throwing into uproar getting in the way straitening botching bungling infuriating weighing heavily on knocking for a loop boggling someone's mind putting one away besotting causing anxiety to weighing down causing concern to niggling at causing discomfort to driving up the wall anguishing hounding embroiling maddening insulting narking snarling injuring scandalizing pushing strapping tantalising desolating martyring pricking breaking tantalizing indisposing nit-picking twisting disaffecting discontenting misinforming misleading making complex obnubilating making more difficult rendering uncertain making difficult doing a number on arousing anxiety in pushing buttons making it tough for giving a hard time picking on cutting up knocking senseless enraging capping revolting antagonizing curdling roiling zinging mispleasing cooling winging sounding darkening leading astray muddying up winding up scandalising teeing off hacking off antagonising playing dirty bumming out hacking you off putting your back up scarifying frighting scaring to death scaring stiff repulsing excruciating nauseating slighting filling with fear scaring someone out of their wits making your hair stand on end throwing into a panic putting the wind up scaring the living daylights out of scaring the bejesus out of scaring the pants off frightening the living daylights out of chilling off throwing into a blue funk frightening to death rattling one's cage mourning causing suffering causing anguish bleeding causing sorrow causing offense lambasting fluttering hustling quickening pushing the buttons of giving offence to thumbing nose at grating rasping spiting riding getting across goading griping frosting eating rubbing up the wrong way put somebody's nose out of joint dejecting crushing itching sapping abrading rankling inflaming teasing dissing giving someone the hump hurting somebody's feelings getting on nerves eating away at rubbing the wrong way rankling with giving someone grief undermining weakening enfeebling bulldozing tearing blustering enervating inconveniencing demeaning making cross making angry hectoring deflating throwing into tizzy driving crazy driving mad ridiculing getting on somebody's nerves getting on your nerves driving round the twist making someone see red humping debilitating getting in your hair getting your back up giving someone the pip giving a turn rubbing you up the wrong way causing anxiety egging on turning on wringing grinding excoriating inciting traumatizing jangling stimulating enflaming steaming up madding iring grossing out causing to panic traumatising unstringing incapacitating cramping disarming pouring cold water on throwing cold water on fermenting flipping out firing up exacerbating keying up rocking the boat laying up getting on someone's wick getting someone examining ventilating besieging grating on jarring on getting under one's skin ruffling one's feathers getting on one's nerves working someone up bugging up making flip setting someone's teeth on edge uncalming humbling knocking props out disrespecting testing importuning snubbing abasing souring burning dunning taunting slurring making jump scaring silly setting back freaking making someone's hair stand on end baiting jeering interrupting devitalizing turning one off getting someone's goat putting someone's back up giving offence putting someone's nose out of joint treading on someone's toes bludgeoning bullyragging tyrannizing blackjacking bogarting dragooning strong-arming mau-mauing discrediting dishonouring degrading disgracing belittling getting your hackles up raising your hackles driving bananas getting on your wick driving round the bend winding somebody up driving you up the wall getting your dander up getting under skin getting under your skin driving to distraction getting your goat trying your patience casting down disempowering barracking booing making awkward making ashamed owning showing up sweating out enforcing showboating railroading disparaging damping crippling unglueing unzipping dampening ungluing dishonoring stampeding shouting down putting someone to shame taking the wind out making someone eat humble pie getting one's comeuppance taking down a peg putting to shame taking down throwing into panic bringing low tyrannising hissing hazing scaring witless stiffing hanging up taking apart blowing up taking steam out sending up blowing out browning off cheesing off freezing your blood catching one short turning on the heat pushing around walking heavy leaning on gibing chivying making a monkey of giving a bad time putting on the spot putting in a spot putting in a hole knocking off balance getting the wind up scaring off striking terror into scaring away giving someone goose pimples filling with panic throwing into disarray jibing at shouting at heckling curdling the blood making one's flesh creep putting the fear of God into making someone jump out of their skin chilling to the bone making teeth chatter making your blood run cold giving one the creeps chilling someone to the marrow giving someone the heebie-jeebies making blood run cold throwing into a fright scaring someone half to death furbelowing wearing frilling shouting catcalls at butting in making game of putting your nose out of joint overshadowing eclipsing concealing making obscure

Verb

Present participle for to harass, annoy, or cause trouble to (someone)
bothering annoying vexing irritating troubling irking bugging upsetting disturbing exasperating aggravating harassing worrying galling tormenting riling plaguing provoking nettling peeving piquing hassling pestering ruffling narking persecuting needling chafing afflicting harrying getting displeasing nagging grating badgering bedeviling bedevilling riding hounding rasping eating besetting spiting frosting griping teasing paining itching grieving goading hurting inconveniencing molesting disgusting chivvying dogging discommoding insulting deviling devilling mithering taunting chivying pursuing scaring browbeating nudging tantalising tantalizing interrupting boring crossing hindering impeding putting out hacking off burning up rubbing up the wrong way driving up the wall picking on getting on your nerves giving someone grief grating on intruding upon giving a hard time imposing on getting on your wick bending someone's ear breathing down someone's neck carping at beleaguering attacking giving a bad time baiting stressing agitating stressing out gnawing straining bullyragging despoiling intimidating macerating foraying trying bullying noodging heckling distressing burning torturing keeping on at racking oppressing getting to working on jerking around harrowing agonizing cursing driving round the bend rattling one's cage besieging anguishing excruciating driving round the twist haunting assailing affecting embarrassing overwhelming hampering entangling aggressing agonising weighing down putting the squeeze on giving one the business jumping on one's case falling on falling upon starting in on giving the needle keeping after importuning fretting dunning going on at perturbing harping on at rankling with getting in your hair angering infuriating incensing maddening enraging offending miffing rankling outraging pressing inflaming graveling gravelling discomposing disquieting getting at frustrating chagrining hectoring dissatisfying biting ticking off winding up getting across bumming out making someone see red giving someone the hump getting in one's hair driving bananas insisting reminding egging on messing with driving crazy picking at insisting on infesting niggling getting on someone's nerves getting on one's nerves giving the business getting someone's back up making someone's blood boil ruffling someone's feathers making someone's hackles rise getting in someone's hair getting up someone's nose getting under someone's skin trying someone's patience petitioning soliciting pressurizing driving you up the wall getting someone's dander up getting on someone's wick getting someone's hackles up burdening flustering depressing gnawing at fussing urging abrading hanging over lying heavy on hacking you off pressurising getting your back up getting under one's skin weighing heavily on lying heavily on putting your back up turning off mixing up causing anxiety to preying on your mind

Antonym of perplexing

perplexing Idiom, Proverb

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