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v. con·fused, con·fus·ing, con·fus·es
a. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
b. Archaic To cause to feel embarrassment.
a. To fail to differentiate (one person or thing) from another: confused effusiveness with affection.
b. To make more complex or difficult to understand: "The old labels ... confuse debate instead of clarifying it" (Christopher Lasch).
To make something unclear or incomprehensible: a new tax code that only confuses.

[Middle English confusen, from Old French confus, perplexed, from Latin cōnfūsus, past participle of cōnfundere, to mix together; see confound.]

con·fus′a·ble adj.
con·fus′ing·ly adv.
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Adv.1.confusingly - in a bewildering and confusing mannerconfusingly - in a bewildering and confusing manner; "her situation was bewilderingly unclear"


[kənˈfjuːzɪŋlɪ] ADV [written, explained] → de manera confusa
confusingly, two of them had the same namepara mayor confusión, dos de ellos tenían el mismo nombre


advverwirrend; confusingly, he then contradicted himselfverwirrenderweise widersprach er sich dann
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I have remarked you sitting near the door in a room full of company, bent on hearing, not on speaking; on observing, not on entertaining; looking frigidly shy at the commencement of a party, confusingly vigilant about the middle, and insultingly weary towards the end.
Bert Smallways lived confusingly wonderful, there was none quite so strange, so headlong and disturbing, so noisy and persuasive and dangerous, as the modernisations of patriotism produced by imperial and international politics.
He heard howls and curses, groans and shrieks, confusingly in chorus as if a battle were raging.
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