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Adjective: confused  kun'fyoozd
  1. Perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
    "bewildered and confused";
    - baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea
     
  2. Lacking orderly continuity
    "a confused set of instructions";
    - disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected
     
  3. Having lost your bearings; confused as to time, place or personal identity
    "I frequently find myself confused when I come up out of the subway";
    - disoriented, lost
     
  4. Thrown into a state of disarray or confusion
    "a confused mass of papers on the desk";
    - broken, disordered, upset
     
  5. Mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently
    "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
Verb: confuse  kun'fyooz
  1. Mistake one thing for another
    "you are confusing me with the other candidate";
    - confound
     
  2. Be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    "These questions confuse even the experts";
    - throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, dumbfound
     
  3. Cause to feel embarrassment
    "The constant attention of the young man confused her";
    - flurry, disconcert, put off
     
  4. Assemble without order or sense
    "She confuses the words when she is supposed to write a sentence";
    - jumble, mix up
     
  5. Make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    "Her remarks confused the debate";
    - blur, obscure, obnubilate

See also: addlebrained, addled, addlepated, befogged, befuddled, clouded, dazed, dazzled, disorganised [Brit], disorganized, incoherent, muddled, muddleheaded, muzzy, perplexed, puddingheaded, punch-drunk, silly, slaphappy, spaced-out, stunned, stupefied, stupid, trancelike, unoriented, woolly, woolly-headed, woolly-minded, wooly [N. Amer], wooly-minded [N. Amer]

Type of: abash, alter, assemble, be, change, embarrass, misidentify, mistake, modify, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together

Antonym: clearheaded

Encyclopedia: Confused

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