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  • adj.disoriented mentally
  • adj.mixed up, disordered

synonyms for confused

  • baffled
  • befuddled
  • bewildered
  • dazed
  • disorganized
  • distracted
  • muddled
  • perplexed
  • perturbed
  • puzzled
  • abashed
  • addled
  • discombobulated
  • disconcerted
  • flummoxed
  • flustered
  • gone
  • misled
  • nonplussed
  • stumped
  • thrown
  • unscrewed
  • unzipped
  • woolly
  • at a loss
  • at sea
  • at sixes and sevens
  • come apart
  • fouled-up
  • glassy-eyed
  • mixed up
  • not with it
  • out to lunch
  • punch-drunk
  • punchy
  • screwy
  • shook-up
  • shot to pieces
  • slaphappy
  • spaced out
  • taken aback
  • thrown off balance
  • unglued
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antonyms for confused

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  • clear
  • composed
  • methodical
  • ordered
  • organized
  • oriented
  • separated
  • systematic
  • understanding
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How to use confused in a sentence

This disjuncture — between the rapidly rising case counts and relatively relaxed social life — has left some confused, and others complacent.
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Her confidence plummeted, and she was confused about the options the district laid out for how she could finish the class.
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You become confused, wary, uncertain what to believe or how to act.
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When another doctor had tried to take her medical history the night before, Johnson was too confused to provide it.
SENT HOME TO DIEBY ANNIE WALDMAN AND JOSHUA KAPLANSEPTEMBER 2, 2020PROPUBLICA
These imperfections—and the surrealist quality of the memes—will keep them from being confused for reality.
MEMERS ARE MAKING DEEPFAKES, AND THINGS ARE GETTING WEIRDKAREN HAOAUGUST 28, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
She explained how confused she felt when she received the first court notice and how the authority’s efforts to collect rent had felt like a “head hunt” ever since.
SHE WAS SUED OVER RENT SHE DIDN’T OWE. IT TOOK SEVEN COURT DATES TO PROVE SHE WAS RIGHT.BY DANIELLE OHL, CAPITAL GAZETTE, AND TALIA BUFORD AND BEENA RAGHAVENDRAN, PROPUBLICAAUGUST 25, 2020PROPUBLICA
One of the minor tragedies of the current President is that even when he faces problems that needs facing, his approach is so confused and, at times, unhinged that it overshadows the real issues.
WHY BARACK OBAMA WOULD BE TAKING DOWN TIKTOK, TOOAARON PRESSMANAUGUST 21, 2020FORTUNE
If you share a similar viewpoint or are still confused about how podcasting can benefit your brand, consider the following businesses that continue to gain popularity amongst the masses by jumping onto the podcasting bandwagon.
PODCASTS AND INTERNET MARKETING: ARE YOU MISSING THE BOAT?NASIRABADI REZAJULY 30, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
If we did not get rid of extra carbon dioxide, for example, we would get tired and confused.
SCIENTISTS SAY: EXCRETIONBETHANY BROOKSHIREJUNE 22, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
The crowd shuffled off in all directions, and then engaged in a confused struggle for the chairs.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
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WORDS RELATED TO CONFUSED

  • confused
  • surprised
  • thrown off
  • thrown off guard
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