(adjective, verb)


1. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

- bewildered and confused

- a cloudy and confounded philosopher

Similar word(s): perplexed, baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, lost, mazed

2. lacking orderly continuity

- a confused set of instructions

- a confused dream about the end of the world

Similar word(s): incoherent, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected

3. having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity

Similar word(s): unoriented, disoriented, lost

4. thrown into a state of disarray or confusion

- a confused mass of papers on the desk

Similar word(s): disorganised, disorganized, broken, disordered, upset

5. mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently

- the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused

Similar word(s): addlebrained, addlepated, muddleheaded, puddingheaded, addled, befuddled, muddled, muzzy, woolly, wooly, befogged, clouded, dazed, stunned, stupefied, stupid, dazzled, trancelike, silly, slaphappy, perplexed


1. simple past tense and past participle of confuse