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con·fused

 (kən-fyo͞ozd′)
adj.
1. Being unable to think with clarity or act with understanding and intelligence.
2.
a. Lacking logical order or sense: a confused set of rules.
b. Chaotic; jumbled: a confused mass of papers.

con·fus′ed·ly (-fyo͞o′zĭd-lē) adv.
con·fus′ed·ness n.

confused

(kənˈfjuːzd)
adj
1. feeling or exhibiting an inability to understand; bewildered; perplexed
2. in a disordered state; mixed up; jumbled
3. (Social Welfare) lacking sufficient mental abilities for independent living, esp through old age
confusedly adv
conˈfusedness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.confused - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statementsconfused - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school"
perplexed - full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"
2.confused - lacking orderly continuityconfused - lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts"
incoherent - without logical or meaningful connection; "a turgid incoherent presentation"
3.confused - having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity; "I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway"; "the anesthetic left her completely disoriented"
unoriented - not having position or goal definitely set or ascertained; "engaged in unoriented study"; "unoriented until she looked at the map"
4.confused - thrown into a state of disarray or confusionconfused - thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset"
disorganised, disorganized - lacking order or methodical arrangement or function; "a disorganized enterprise"; "a thousand pages of muddy and disorganized prose"; "she was too disorganized to be an agreeable roommate"
5.confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
perplexed - full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"
clearheaded, clear-thinking - not mentally confused; able to think clearly and act intelligently

confused

adjective
1. bewildered, puzzled, baffled, at sea, muddled, dazed, perplexed, at a loss, taken aback, disorientated, muzzy (U.S. informal), nonplussed, flummoxed, at sixes and sevens, thrown off balance, discombobulated (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), not with it (informal), not knowing if you are coming or going People are confused about what they should eat to stay healthy.
bewildered aware, with it (informal), informed, switched-on (informal), enlightened, on the ball (informal), sussed (Brit. slang)
2. disorderly, disordered, chaotic, mixed up, jumbled, untidy, out of order, in disarray, topsy-turvy, disorganized, higgledy-piggledy (informal), at sixes and sevens, disarranged, disarrayed The situation remains confused as both sides claim victory. Everything lay in a confused heap on the floor.
disorderly ordered, in order, arranged, organized, tidy, orderly
Quotations
"If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused" [Walter Mondale]
"Anyone who isn't confused doesn't really understand the situation" [Ed Murrow (on the Vietnam War)]

confused

adjective
2. Characterized by physical confusion:
Informal: mixed-up.
Translations
مُرْتَبِكمُلْتَبِس
zmatený
forvirretforvirrende
sekava
zbunjen
összezavart
ruglaîur, ringlaîurruglingslegur, óskipulegur
当惑した
당황한
zbeganzmeden
förvirrad
ที่สับสน
aklı karışmışanlaşılmazkafası karışıkşaşırmış
bối rối

confused

[kənˈfjuːzd] ADJ
1. [situation etc] → confuso
2. (= perplexed) → confuso, confundido, desconcertado
to be confusedestar confuso or confundido
to get confused (= muddled up) → hacerse un lío; (= perplexed) → confundirse, desconcertarse
his mind is confusedtiene la cabeza trastornada

confused

[kənˈfjuːzd] adj
(= bewildered) [person] → perplexe, désorienté(e)
to get confused → s'embrouiller
[situation] → confus(e)

confused

adj
(= muddled)wirr, konfus; person alsoverwirrt; (through old age, after anaesthetic etc) → wirr im Kopf; idea, report, situation alsoverworren; sound, jumblewirr
(= embarrassed)verwirrt, verlegen, betreten

confused

[kənˈfjuːzd] adjconfuso/a
in a confused state (person) → in stato confusionale (room, papers) → in disordine
to get confused → confondersi

confuse

(kənˈfjuːz) verb
1. to put in disorder. He confused the arrangements by arriving late.
2. to mix up in one's mind. I always confuse John and his twin brother.
3. to make puzzled. He completely confused me by his questions.
conˈfused adjective
1. mixed up. The message I received was rather confused.
2. mixed up in the mind. in a confused state of mind.
conˈfusedly (-zidli) adverb
conˈfusion (-ʒən) noun

confused

مُرْتَبِك zmatený forvirret verwirrt μπερδεμένος confundido sekava confus zbunjen confuso 当惑した 당황한 verward forvirret zdezorientowany confuso спутанный förvirrad ที่สับสน kafası karışık bối rối 困惑的

confused

a. confuso-a, confundido-a, distraído-a;
v.
to be ___estar ___, confundirse.

confused

adj confundido; to get o become — confundirse
References in classic literature ?
A noise of confused, multitudinous chirping or twittering issued from them at intervals as long as they were moving; but sometimes they ceased from motion, and then all was silence.
Everything within and around him seemed confused, senseless, and repellent.
Carelessly opening the front door, which to his surprise was not locked, the sheriff was amazed to see, lying on the floor of the passage into which it opened, a confused heap of men's apparel.
In other cases, the particular in question may, in the same sense, be regarded as caused by several objects together with the medium; in this case, it may be called a confused appearance of several objects.
It's most important not to get two such animals confused together.
He himself knew that, in reality, the confused beliefs which she held, apparently imbibed in childhood, were, if anything, Tractarian as to phraseology, and Pantheistic as to essence.
Hence a very small animal organism cannot be beautiful; for the view of it is confused, the object being seen in an almost imperceptible moment of time.
Tongs, pincers, large ploughshares, filled the interior of the furnace, and glowed in a confused heap on the coals.
I thought you said it was ruled by a wonderful Wizard," objected Jack, seeming more and more confused.
She wanted to risk it, come what might, but that was not his way; his way was with a pencil and a piece of paper, and if she confused him with suggestions he had to begin at the beginning again.
I am so sorry, and what I have read has so confused my thoughts,' returned Little Dorrit, 'that I can scarcely give you a steady answer.
Always he grew confused, and turned red in the face; never did he know what to do with his hands or with himself.