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Definition of "confused" [confused]

  • Being unable to think with clarity or act with understanding and intelligence. (adjective)
  • Lacking logical order or sense: a confused set of instructions. (adjective)
  • Chaotic; jumbled: a confused mass of papers on the floor. (adjective)
  • Feeling or exhibiting an inability to understand; bewildered; perplexed (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • In a disordered state; mixed up; jumbled (adjective)
  • Lacking sufficient mental abilities for independent living, esp through old age (adjective)

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Use "confused" in a sentence
  • "The term confused a resource system that might or might not have a linked property-rights system with a form of institution called “common property.”"
  • "I suspect the impatiently onomatopoeic qualities of the word confused him."
  • "He looked up at her, his expression confused and tense."