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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confuse  \Con*fuse"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Confused};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Confusing}.] 
  1.  To  mix  or  blend  so  that  things  can  not  be  distinguished; 
  to  jumble  together;  to  confound;  to  render  indistinct  or 
  obscure;  as  to  confuse  accounts;  to  confuse  one's  vision. 
 
  A  universal  hubbub  wild  Of  stunning  sounds  and 
  voices  all  confused.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  perplex;  to  disconcert;  to  abash;  to  cause  to  lose 
  self-possession. 
 
  Nor  thou  with  shadowed  hint  confuse  A  life  that 
  leads  melodious  days.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Confused  and  sadly  she  at  length  replied.  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  To  abash;  disorder;  disarrange;  disconcert;  confound; 
  obscure;  distract.  See  {Abash}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confused 
  adj  1:  perplexed  by  many  conflicting  situations  or  statements; 
  filled  with  bewilderment;  "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"  [syn:  {baffled}, 
  {befuddled},  {bemused},  {bewildered},  {confounded},  {lost}, 
  {mazed},  {mixed-up},  {at  sea}] 
  2:  lacking  orderly  continuity;  "a  confused  set  of 
  instructions";  "a  confused  dream  about  the  end  of  the 
  world";  "disconnected  fragments  of  a  story";  "scattered 
  thoughts"  [syn:  {disconnected},  {disjointed},  {disordered}, 
  {garbled},  {illogical},  {scattered},  {unconnected}] 
  3:  having  lost  your  bearings;  confused  as  to  time  or  place  or 
  personal  identity;  "I  frequently  find  myself  disoriented 
  when  I  come  up  out  of  the  subway";  "the  anesthetic  left 
  her  completely  disoriented"  [syn:  {disoriented},  {lost}] 
  4:  thrown  into  a  state  of  disarray  or  confusion;  "troops 
  fleeing  in  broken  ranks";  "a  confused  mass  of  papers  on 
  the  desk";  "the  small  disordered  room";  "with  everything 
  so  upset"  [syn:  {broken},  {disordered},  {upset}] 
  5:  mentally  confused;  unable  to  think  with  clarity  or  act 
  intelligently;  "the  flood  of  questions  left  her  bewildered 
  and  confused"  [ant:  {clearheaded}] 




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