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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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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.
after the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) decided that the corporate names of both companies were 'not confusingly similar,' a copy of the decision showed.
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.
Now swindlers have gone one step further, and rather than using a name confusingly similar to the Intellectual Property Office, they are brazenly using exactly this name.
New Tricks BBC1, 9pm Larry Lamb, 67, joins the cast as the new boss, who confusingly is called Case, meaning that every time they're talking about an ancient investigation - or old case - it sounds like they're being rude about his age.
Talking to Grub Street about Single Shots (get it), the new compilation of outtakes from his confusingly popular web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, the New York-based comedian admits he hasn't found a replacement bagel shop since H&H bagels shuttered its Upper West Side location.
A beer campaign fronted by television presenter Tim Lovejoy has been cleared of breaching the UK Advertising Code after viewers complained that it was confusingly similar to his cooking programme.
Tillett has demonstrated that it will likely lose business opportunities, customers, and goodwill due to Boldface's use of the confusingly similar Khroma Beauty marks," writes the judge.
Confusingly, a 'fallen angel' can refer to a stock or bond which has lost a considerable amount of value.
You will not use our copyrights or trademarks (including Facebook, the Facebook, and F Logos, FB, Face, Poke, Book, and Wall), or any confusingly similar marks, except as expressly permitted by our Brand Usage Guidelines or with our prior written consent," the agreement page reads.