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Synonyms for confused

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea(adj)

    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"

    scattered, befuddled, helpless, lost(p), mixed-up, disoriented, woolly, bemused, deep in thought(p), disjointed, disordered, preoccupied, at sea, illogical, woolly-headed, missed, disconnected, unconnected, addled, muddled, baffled, upset, lost, befogged, confounded, muzzy, wooly-minded, broken, wooly, garbled, mazed, bewildered

    oriented, clear-thinking, ordered, organized, consistent, clear, unperplexed, logical, clearheaded, orientated, coherent, unclouded

  2. confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected(adj)

    lacking orderly continuity

    "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts"

    abrupt, befuddled, staccato, mixed-up, disoriented, disordered, bemused, separated, scattered, at sea, fragmented, illogical, lost, disconnected, unconnected, unordered, baffled, unlogical, upset, confounded, broken, disjointed, split, dislocated, disunited, garbled, mazed, bewildered

    clear, consistent, logical, coherent, orientated, organized, ordered, clearheaded, oriented, clear-thinking, unclouded, unperplexed

  3. confused, disoriented, lost(adj)

    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"

    befuddled, lost(p), mixed-up, disoriented, disordered, bemused, deep in thought(p), scattered, preoccupied, at sea, illogical, anomic, lost, disconnected, unconnected, missed, baffled, alienated, upset, confounded, broken, disjointed, helpless, garbled, mazed, bewildered

    unclouded, clear, oriented, clearheaded, logical, coherent, clear-thinking, consistent, orientated, ordered, unperplexed, organized

  4. broken, confused, disordered, upset(adj)

    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"

    overturned, scattered, rugged, impoverished, befuddled, at sea, upset(a), confounded, disconnected, upturned, illogical, mixed-up, unkept, bemused, disoriented, humbled, disquieted, low, broken, lost, disjointed, unordered, disturbed, wiped out(p), disordered, bewildered, worried, baffled, garbled, crushed, upset, mazed, busted, broken in, distressed, humiliated, unconnected

    clearheaded, consistent, orientated, clear-thinking, clear, oriented, unclouded, coherent, ordered, organized, unperplexed, logical

  5. confused(adj)

    mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently

    "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"

    befuddled, mixed-up, disoriented, disordered, bemused, scattered, at sea, illogical, lost, disconnected, unconnected, baffled, upset, confounded, broken, disjointed, garbled, mazed, bewildered

    consistent, clear, coherent, oriented, logical, orientated, clearheaded, ordered, clear-thinking, unperplexed, organized, unclouded


  1. confused(adjective)

    puzzled, perplexed

  2. confused(adjective)

    chaotic, jumbled or muddled

    puzzled, perplexed

  3. confused(adjective)

    making no sense; illogical

    puzzled, perplexed

  4. confused(adjective)


    perplexed, puzzled

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confused

    That is complex which is made up of several connected parts. That is compound in which the parts are not merely connected, but fused, or otherwise combined into a single substance. In a composite object the different parts have less of unity than in that which is complex or compound, but maintain their distinct individuality. In a heterogeneous body unlike parts or particles are intermingled, often without apparent order or plan. Conglomerate (literally, globed together) is said of a confused mingling of masses or lumps of various substances. The New England pudding-stone is a conglomerate rock. In a complex object the arrangement and relation of parts may be perfectly clear; in a complicated mechanism the parts are so numerous, or so combined, that the mind can not readily grasp their mutual relations; in an intricate arrangement the parts are so intertwined that it is difficult to follow their windings; things are involved which are rolled together so as not to be easily separated, either in thought or in fact; things which are tangled or entangled mutually hold and draw upon each other. The conception of a material object is usually complex, involving form, color, size, and other elements; a clock is a complicated mechanism; the Gordian knot was intricate; the twining serpents of the Laocoon are involved. We speak of an abstruse statement, a complex conception, a confused heap, a heterogeneous mass, a tangled skein, an intricate problem; of composite architecture, an involved sentence; of the complicated or intricate accounts of a great business, the entangled accounts of an incompetent or dishonest bookkeeper.

    abstruse, complex, complicated, composite, compound, conglomerate, entangled, heterogeneous, intricate, involved, manifold, mingled, mixed, multiform, obscure, tangled

    clear, direct, homogeneous, obvious, plain, simple, uncombined, uncompounded, uniform, unraveled

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confused

    abashed, embarrassed, perplexed, disconcerted, disorganized, promiscuous, chaotic, complex, involved, disarranged, disordered

    unabashed, unembarrassed, systematic, unconfused, organized, arranged

Editors Contribution

  1. beffuddled

    confused,muddled,addled,out of it,foggy

    sometimes i'm confused on what stuff i don't know and people ask me.

    Submitted by anonymous on February 16, 2020  
  2. flummadiddle

    you can say you were a bit flummadiddled.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 11, 2021  
  3. mixed up

    Submitted by anonymous on January 11, 2021  
  4. rattle-pated

    not remembering what was happening or not noticing what's going on.

    oh, gosh, i forgot what i was doing. i'm so rattle-pated today!

    Submitted by rinat on September 22, 2019  

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  1. !Maybe?:

    Being a person in this world I'm am confused about how one could have everything and be upset. But in reality to have everything you must have the worst too. I recently have been researching nihilism and I have related since I was very young around 5 or 6 I've always know that the only certain thing is death and wondered why we must live by an unspoken law that stops us from being happy during our time in earth. I never understood how people find God to be more reliable then themselves when we are taught that for things to be credible you must know they exist. If I have known that nothing matters why the hell do I care so much. The people that act like they don't care what people think, know they are lying. So don't feel bad if you put in effort. Humans must care about unimportant things to have a will to live. It gives us a meaning even though the meaning is imaginary. It is a comfort. A blanket sheilding ones eyes from a horror film.

  2. Ruth Scully:

    I asked if he wanted people to be happy or sad at his funeral. He looked at me confused and said 'Happy, why would anybody be sad?

  3. Sam Davis:

    I feel sad. I feel angry. I feel confused. I wish it never would have happened, he was getting older. Sometimes his anger was getting stronger and sometimes he had to be physically restrained.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Intellectuals understand life through analysis (breaking it down to small parts), whereas intelligent ones understand through synthesis (putting the parts together). Meaning always arises out of a whole, whereas through parts, one's understanding gets fragmented, confused. Let your perspective maximize, MickeyMize.

  5. Chiara Scaglia:

    The perception of the lingerie sector has changed, at the beginning many people we spoke to were confused as to why anybody should spend over $1,000 on panties for something nobody sees.

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    • A. Refuse
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