Perplexing and Vexing


Show Definitions
Perplexing adjective – Lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity.
Vexing and perplexing are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Vexing" instead an adjective "Perplexing".
Nearby Words: perplex, perplexity, perplexed, perplexedly
Synonyms for Perplexing


Show Definitions
Vexing adjective – Causing annoyance.
Perplexing and vexing are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Perplexing" instead an adjective "Vexing".
Nearby Words: vexed, vexation
Synonyms for Vexing
Cite this Source
Vexing and Perplexing. (2016). Retrieved 2020, October 23, from
Perplexing & Vexing. N.p., 2016. Web. 23 Oct. 2020. <>.
Vexing or Perplexing. 2016. Accessed October 23, 2020.

Synonyms for perplexing
Share this picture

Synonyms for vexing
Share this picture

Google Ngram Viewer shows how "perplexing" and "vexing" have occurred on timeline: