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Synonyms for confusing
kənˈfyu zɪŋcon·fus·ing

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  1. confusingadjective

    causing confusion or disorientation

    "a confusing jumble of road signs"; "being hospitalized can be confusing and distressing for a small child"

    Synonyms:
    puzzling, perplexing

    Antonyms:
    clear, orientating, orienting

  2. confusing, perplexing, puzzlingadjective

    lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity

    "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement"

    Synonyms:
    puzzling, enigmatical, perplexing, enigmatic

    Antonyms:
    orientating, clear, orienting

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#12256misleading
#12929unclear
#13075disturbing
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#56160bewildering
#57101disconcerting
#113261disorienting
#301581disorientating

How to use confusing in a sentence?

  1. Sydney J. Harris:

    Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring.

  2. Chris Harto:

    I was kind of hoping for more clarity, not less, it seems like things just seem to get more confusing each time they say something.

  3. Arizona Democratic:

    What we hear from startups is that they are facing a tough regulatory environment that is sometimes byzantine, confusing and expensive to comply with.

  4. Len McCluskey:

    The Prime Minister's response last night was both confusing and disbelieving, listening to Dominic Raab, I'm wondering why we didn't wait until we've seen the 50-page document and the guidelines that are about to come out before there was any indication about going back to work.

  5. Stephanie Walton:

    It can be very confusing to people because they are not expecting it.


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