Meaning of CONFUSED in English

CONFUSED

con ‧ fused S3 /kənˈfjuːzd/ BrE AmE adjective

[ Word Family: adverb : ↑ confusedly , ↑ confusingly ; adjective : ↑ confused , ↑ confusing ; verb : ↑ confuse ; noun : ↑ confusion ]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Old French ; Origin: confus , from Latin confusus , past participle of confundere ; ⇨ ↑ confound ]

1 . unable to understand or think clearly about what someone is saying or what is happening:

I’m totally confused. Could you explain that again?

confused about

If you’re confused about anything, phone me.

All the roads looked the same and he felt thoroughly confused.

2 . not clear or not easy to understand:

Witness statements presented a confused picture of the incident.

a lot of confused ideas

—confusedly /-ˈfjuːzədli, -ˈfjuːzɪdli/ adverb

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THESAURUS

▪ confused unable to understand what someone is saying or what is happening:

I was rather confused by his question.

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She gave me a confused look.

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With the huge range of computers on the market, it’s easy to get confused.

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She felt hurt and confused when her husband left her.

▪ puzzled ( also perplexed formal ) confused because you cannot understand something, especially because it is different from what you expect:

The doctor was puzzled by the man’s symptoms and ordered several further tests.

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He had a puzzled expression on his face.

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Ross looked perplexed when the audience laughed.

▪ baffled very confused and unable to understand something, even though you have tried hard for a long time:

Detectives admit they are baffled by the case.

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a baffled expression

▪ bewildered /bɪˈwɪldəd $ -ərd/ very confused and surprised when something unusual and unexpected happens to you:

He was bewildered to find three policemen at the front door.

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Bewildered train passengers watched as the man was arrested.

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At first she was bewildered by all the noise and activity of the city.

▪ bemused /bɪˈmjuːzd/ confused and surprised by what has happened, or by what someone has said:

Local residents seem bemused by the sudden arrival of all the tourists.

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She told him to leave, but he just sat there with a bemused expression.

▪ can’t think straight spoken to have difficulty thinking clearly, for example because you are too tired, too busy, or because a lot of things are happening around you:

I can’t think straight with all this noise going on.

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