confused

confused
adjective
1. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment (Freq. 5)
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obviously bemused by his questions

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bewildered and confused

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a cloudy and confounded philosopher

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just a mixed-up kid

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she felt lost on the first day of school

Syn:
baffled, ↑befuddled, ↑bemused, ↑bewildered, ↑confounded, ↑lost, ↑mazed, ↑mixed-up, ↑at sea
Similar to: ↑perplexed
Derivationally related forms: ↑confusedness
2. lacking orderly continuity (Freq. 3)
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a confused set of instructions

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a confused dream about the end of the world

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disconnected fragments of a story

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scattered thoughts

Syn:
Similar to: ↑incoherent
Derivationally related forms: ↑illogicalness (for: ↑illogical), ↑disjointedness (for: ↑disjointed), ↑disconnectedness (for: ↑disconnected)
3. having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity (Freq. 2)
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I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway

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the anesthetic left her completely disoriented

Syn: ↑disoriented, ↑lost
Similar to: ↑unoriented
Derivationally related forms: ↑confusedness
4. thrown into a state of disarray or confusion (Freq. 2)
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troops fleeing in broken ranks

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a confused mass of papers on the desk

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the small disordered room

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with everything so upset

Syn: ↑broken, ↑disordered, ↑upset
Similar to: ↑disorganized, ↑disorganised
5. mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently (Freq. 1)
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the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused

Ant: ↑clearheaded
Similar to:
See Also: ↑perplexed
Derivationally related forms: ↑confusedness

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