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Adjective
(also used as simple past tense under some contexts) Showing or experiencing bewilderment
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“Everyone was confused as to how anybody could have an opinion as outrageous as his.”
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(of a person) Unable to think clearly
“He was confused after being intoxicated from drinking too much alcohol.”
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(of a person) Lacking clarity or precision
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“Your honor, I submit that the testimony of the prosecution's star witness is entirely confused and unreliable.”
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Lacking order
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“I was too busy to organize the documents and, as a consequence, they were left as a confused mess in the cardboard box next to my desk.”
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Lacking a coherent or logical sequence or connection
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Deeply hurt, saddened, or worried
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Complex or complicated in nature
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Full of life, spirit, energy, or movement
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Simultaneously experiencing opposing or contradictory feelings or views
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Consisting of a variety of ingredients or parts
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Without care or making distinctions
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Erratic or out of control
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Not based on sound reasoning or judgment
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Mistaken, faulty, or in error
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Losing one's mental faculties, typically due to old age
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Based on, or resulting from, a misunderstanding or faulty judgment
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Badly adjusted to the demands and stresses of daily living
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Intersecting
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Unintelligible and not able to be understood
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Differing from or in conflict with each other
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Motionless and unresponsive, as from shock
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Characterized by or provoking loud noise or uproar
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To have made something more complex
“A significant portion of the data in the report was superfluous and only confused the facts.”
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To have mistaken something for something else
“Many people confused Scooby Doo with Marmaduke.”
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To have thrown into a state of distress marked by confusion
“The tiny plate given to him at the seafood buffet confused Homer, and he rushed to grab the entire steam tray instead.”
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To have thrown into disorder
“He failed to adhere to our strict filing system and confused the organization of our documents.”
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On the ocean or sea, typically of a ship or person aboard a ship
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(lost oneself) To have lost one's sense of direction
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