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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"
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[kənˈfjuːzɪŋlɪ] ADV [written, explained] → de manera confusa
confusingly, two of them had the same namepara mayor confusión, dos de ellos tenían el mismo nombre
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advverwirrend; confusingly, he then contradicted himselfverwirrenderweise widersprach er sich dann
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He heard howls and curses, groans and shrieks, confusingly in chorus as if a battle were raging.
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.
These variants differ from AAV9 by a single G505R mutation in VP3, although AAVHSC17 was also reported to contain a silent mutation in VP1.41 Confusingly, both transduction experiments and genome editing results in the recent Smith et al.
under your trademark/brand name or something confusingly similar.
Firefighters from the United Kingdom were duped by a parrot that made a confusingly convincing imitation of a smoke alarm.
Confusingly, the correct phrase - "Dim mynediad" - was used on the car park prior to the new sign, which was painted by contractors on Wednesday.
They still, confusingly, peck double glazing as well.
Confusingly, it has been reported that he will likely reprise the role in Suicide Squad 2 and the Joker-Harley Quinn movie that is currently in development.
ACCORDING to, the flexitarian diet is a "plant-based diet with the occasional addition of meat" - but confusingly enough, there are "no rules".
It is well known that corporations and individuals register their trademark in order to protect their brand so that competitors and infringers do not use confusingly similar or identical trademarks.