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Definition 1: mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where confused or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused

(confused is similar to ...) stupid and confused

"blathering like the addlepated nincompoop that you are" "a confused puddingheaded, muddleheaded fellow"

(confused is similar to ...) confused or disoriented as if intoxicated through taking a drug

(confused is similar to ...) dazed from or as if from repeated blows

"knocked silly by the impact" "slaphappy with exhaustion" "punch-drunk with love"

(confused is similar to ...) as if in a trance

(confused is similar to ...) stupefied or dizzied by something overpowering

"I fall back dazzled at beholding myself all rosy red, / At having, I myself, caused the sun to rise."

(confused is similar to ...) in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock

"he had a dazed expression on his face" "lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow" "was stupid from fatigue"

(confused is similar to ...) mentally disordered

"a mind clouded by sorrow"

(confused is similar to ...) stupefied by alcoholic drink

"the wino's poor befuddled mind" "a mind befogged with drink"

(confused is similar to ...) confused and vague; used especially of thinking

"muddleheaded ideas" "your addled little brain" "woolly thinking" "woolly-headed ideas"

(means also ...) full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment

"perplexed language" "perplexed state of the world"

Definition 2: thrown into a state of disarray or confusion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where confused or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • troops fleeing in broken ranks
  • a confused mass of papers on the desk
  • the small disordered room
  • with everything so upset

Synonyms for confused in the sense of this definition

(confused is similar to ...) lacking order or methodical arrangement or function

"a disorganized enterprise" "a thousand pages of muddy and disorganized prose" "she was too disorganized to be an agreeable roommate"

Definition 3: lacking orderly continuity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where confused or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a confused set of instructions
  • a confused dream about the end of the world
  • disconnected fragments of a story
  • scattered thoughts

Synonyms for confused in the sense of this definition

(confused is similar to ...) without logical or meaningful connection

"a turgid incoherent presentation"

Definition 4: perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where confused or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for confused in the sense of this definition

(confused is similar to ...) full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment

"perplexed language" "perplexed state of the world"

Definition 5: having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where confused or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway
  • the anesthetic left her completely disoriented

Synonyms for confused in the sense of this definition

(confused is similar to ...) not having position or goal definitely set or ascertained

"engaged in unoriented study" "unoriented until she looked at the map"

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