Definition of confused
1a : 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 : indistinguishable <a zigzag, crisscross, confused trail — Harry Hervey>
3 : being disordered or mixed up <a contradictory and often confused story>
confusedlyplay \-ˈfyü-zəd-lē, -ˈfyüzd-\ adverb
confusednessplay \-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.
Origin and Etymology of confused
First Known Use: 14th century
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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