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Meaning of confused by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • IPA: /kənˈfjuːzd/


    confused ( comparative more confused, superlative most confused )

    1. chaotic, jumbled or muddled
    2. making no sense; illogical
    3. embarrassed

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Explanation of confused by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. mentally confused

    2. the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused
    3. lacking orderly continuity

    4. a confused set of instructions
      a confused dream about the end of the world
    5. thrown into a state of disarray or confusion

    6. a confused mass of papers on the desk
    7. having lost your bearings

    8. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements

    9. bewildered and confused

    Definition of confused by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Confuse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Confusing.]
      1. To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, “to confuse accounts”; to confuse one's vision.

      A universal hubbub wild

      Of stunning sounds and voices all confused. Milton.

      2. To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.

      Nor thou with shadowed hint confuse

      A life that leads melodious days. Tennyson.

      Confused and sadly she at length replied. Pope.

      Syn. -- To abash; disorder; disarrange; disconcert; confound; obscure; distract. See Abash.

    2. confused adj.
      1. same as confounded; as, “bewildered and confused”.

      Syn. -- at sea, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, mazed, mixed-up.

      2. lacking orderly continuity.

      Syn. -- disconnected, disjointed, disordered, disorganized, desultory, garbled, illogical, rambling, scattered, unconnected.

      3. thrown into disorder; as, “His workbench held a confused assortment of spare engine parts.”.

      Syn. -- disordered, in disarray, upset.

      4. having lost one's bearings physically or mentally.

      Syn. -- disoriented, lost.

      5. not marked by fine distinctions. discriminate

      Syn. -- indiscriminate.

      6. causing bafflement and confusion.

      Syn. -- bewildering, confusing.