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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

confused \confused\ adjective

1. same as {confounded}; as, bewildered and confused.

Syn: at sea, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, mazed, mixed-up. [WordNet 1.5]

2. lacking orderly continuity.

Syn: disconnected, disjointed, disordered, disorganized, desultory, garbled, illogical, rambling, scattered, unconnected. [WordNet 1.5]

3. thrown into disorder; as, His workbench held a confused assortment of spare engine parts..

Syn: disordered, in disarray, upset. [WordNet 1.5]

4. having lost one's bearings physically or mentally.

Syn: disoriented, lost. [WordNet 1.5]

5. not marked by fine distinctions. {discriminate}

Syn: indiscriminate. [WordNet 1.5]

6. causing bafflement and confusion.

Syn: bewildering, confusing. [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Confuse \Con*fuse"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Confused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confusing}.]

1. To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.

A universal hubbub wild Of stunning sounds and voices all confused. --Milton.

2. To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.

Nor thou with shadowed hint confuse A life that leads melodious days. --Tennyson.

Confused and sadly she at length replied. --Pope.

Syn: To abash; disorder; disarrange; disconcert; confound; obscure; distract. See {Abash}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

confused

adjective

1: perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school" [syn: {baffled}, {befuddled}, {bemused}, {bewildered}, {confounded}, {confused}, {lost}, {mazed}, {mixed-up}, {at sea}]

2: lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts" [syn: {confused}, {disconnected}, {disjointed}, {disordered}, {garbled}, {illogical}, {scattered}, {unconnected}]

3: having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity; "I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway"; "the anesthetic left her completely disoriented" [syn: {confused}, {disoriented}, {lost}]

4: thrown into a state of disarray or confusion; "troops fleeing in broken ranks"; "a confused mass of papers on the desk"; "the small disordered room"; "with everything so upset" [syn: {broken}, {confused}, {disordered}, {upset}]

5: mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused" [ant: {clear-thinking}, {clearheaded}]


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