Perplexing and Thorny


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Perplexing adjective – Lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity.
Thorny is a synonym for perplexing in complex topic. In some cases you can use "Thorny" instead an adjective "Perplexing", when it comes to topics like troublesome, puzzling, difficult to understand.
Nearby Words: perplex, perplexity, perplexed, perplexedly
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Thorny adjective – Having leaves or branches which are likely to cause a scratch.
Perplexing is a synonym for thorny in difficult topic. You can use "Perplexing" instead an adjective "Thorny", if it concerns topics such as troublesome.
Nearby Word: thorn
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problem perplexing problem thorny problem
situations perplexing situations thorny situations
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