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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]: 
 
  confusing 
  adj  1:  causing  confusion  or  disorientation;  "a  confusing  jumble  of 
  road  signs";  "being  hospitalized  can  be  confusing  and 
  distressing  for  a  small  child" 
  2:  lacking  clarity  of  meaning;  causing  confusion  or  perplexity; 
  "sent  confusing  signals  to  Iraq";  "perplexing  to  someone 
  who  knew  nothing  about  it";  "a  puzzling  statement"  [syn:  {perplexing}, 
  {puzzling}] 




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