Definition of confused
1a : being perplexed or disconcerted the confused studentsb : disoriented with regard to one's sense of time, place, or identity The patient became confused.
2 : indistinguishable a zigzag, crisscross, confused trail — Harry Hervey
3 : being disordered or mixed up a contradictory and often confused story
confusedlyplay \kən-ˈfyü-zəd-lē, -ˈfyüzd-\ adverb
confusednessplay \kən-ˈfyü-zəd-nəs, -ˈfyüz(d)-\ noun
Examples of confused in a Sentence
I've never been so confused.
We're confused about what to do next.
He gave a confused speech denying the accusations.
Recent Examples of confused from the Web
One confused resident called up the executive director of the Menomonee Club to ask if that meant people would be building bombs in the basement.
Les Miles had his long, winding stories that entertained as well as confused.
Other politicians also spoke out against the merger, though some confused Time Warner with Time Warner Cable so have since backed off the rhetoric.
Tembeckjian told Smith to call 911, and then noticed that Smith was confused, staggering, and nearly fell on his way to a curb, Tembeckjian told PBSO.
The National Milk Producers Federation says the USDA’s usage of the term shows even other government agencies are confused about how to describe soy beverages in the absence of consistent enforcement by the FDA.
Well, everyone except Alicia Silverstone, who is quite confused about why people are so excited, TBH.
Sochi, Russia (AP) -- FIFA's new video review system is bringing turmoil to the Confederations Cup, with technology designed to deliver quick, clear decisions agitating players and leaving coaches and fans confused.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — FIFA’s new video review system is bringing turmoil to the Confederations Cup, with technology designed to deliver quick, clear decisions agitating players and leaving coaches and fans confused.
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CONFUSED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of confused for English Language Learners
: unable to understand or think clearly
: difficult to understand : not clearly organized, expressed, etc.
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