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confused

adjective

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1 lacking in order, neatness, and often cleanliness
  • the cans were lying in a confused jumble in the basement

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2 suffering from mental confusion
  • she was briefly confused after her fall from the horse

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confused

verb
past tense of confuse

Synonyms & Antonyms of confused (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to make (something) unclear to the understanding
  • stop confusing the issue with irrelevant facts

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3 to fail to differentiate (a thing) from something similar or related
  • a lot of people confuse popular fame with enduring achievement

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4 to throw into a state of self-conscious distress
  • she was confused by the shocking bluntness of his marriage proposal

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The first known use of confused was in the 14th century

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“Confused.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/confused. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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