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Definition of "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)

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.

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."