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confused

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adjective con·fused \-ˈfyüzd\

Simple Definition of confused

  • : unable to understand or think clearly

  • : difficult to understand : not clearly organized, expressed, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of confused

  1. 1 a :  being perplexed or disconcerted <the confused students> b :  disoriented with regard to one's sense of time, place, or identity <the patient became confused>

  2. 2 :  indistinguishable <a zigzag, crisscross, confused trail — Harry Hervey>

  3. 3 :  being disordered or mixed up <a contradictory and often confused story>

confusedly play \-ˈfyü-zəd-lē, -ˈfyüzd-\ adverb
confusedness play \-ˈfyü-zəd-nəs, -ˈfyüz(d)-\ noun

Examples of confused in a sentence

  1. I've never been so confused.

  2. We're confused about what to do next.

  3. He gave a confused speech denying the accusations.



14th Century

First Known Use of confused

14th century


Medical Dictionary

confused

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adjective con·fused \kən-ˈfyüzd\

Medical Definition of confused

  1. :  affected with mental confusion





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