confused

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adjective con·fused \-ˈfyüzd\

Definition of confused

  1. 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. 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.

Origin and Etymology of confused

see confuse


First Known Use: 14th century


CONFUSED Defined for English Language Learners

confused

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adjective con·fused \-ˈfyüzd\

Definition of confused for English Language Learners

  • : unable to understand or think clearly

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


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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