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1. Being unable to think with clarity or act with understanding and intelligence.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.confusedness - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behaviorconfusedness - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
disorientation - confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction; "his disorientation was the result of inattention"
distraction - mental turmoil; "he drives me to distraction"
daze, haze, fog - confusion characterized by lack of clarity
half-cock - confusion resulting from lack of preparation
jamais vu - the experience of being unfamiliar with a person or situation that is actually very familiar; associated with certain types of epilepsy
bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, mystification, obfuscation, puzzlement - confusion resulting from failure to understand
perplexity - trouble or confusion resulting from complexity


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An eddying murmur filled my ears, and a strange, dumb confusedness descended on my mind.
According to this objection, Leibniz holds that "the necessary confusedness of our perceptions of colors, odors, etc.