Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb confuse

5 senses of confuse

Sense 1
confuse, confound -- (mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary")
       => mistake, misidentify -- (identify incorrectly; "Don't mistake her for her twin sister")

Sense 2
confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate -- (be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off -- (cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her")
       => embarrass, abash -- (cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious)

Sense 4
jumble, confuse, mix up -- (assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence")
       => assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together -- (create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee")

Sense 5
confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilate -- (make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj confused

5 senses of confused

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

INDIRECT (VIA perplexed) -> unperplexed -- (experiencing no difficulty or confusion or bewilderment)

Sense 2
confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected -- (lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts")

INDIRECT (VIA incoherent) -> coherent, consistent, logical, ordered -- (marked by an orderly, logical, and aesthetically consistent relation of parts; "a coherent argument")

Sense 3
confused, disoriented, lost -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA unoriented) -> oriented, orientated -- (adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination; "the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view"; "helping freshmen become oriented to college life"; "the book is value-oriented throughout")

Sense 4
broken, confused, disordered, upset -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA disorganized) -> organized -- (methodical and efficient in arrangement or function; "how well organized she is"; "his life was almost too organized")

Sense 5
confused (vs. clearheaded) -- (mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused")

clearheaded (vs. confused), clear-thinking -- (not mentally confused; able to think clearly and act intelligently)
        => clear -- (free from confusion or doubt; "a complex problem requiring a clear head"; "not clear about what is expected of us")
        => unclouded -- (not mentally disordered; "an unclouded mind")

Similarity of adj confused

5 senses of confused

Sense 1
baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea -- (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")
       => perplexed (vs. unperplexed) -- (full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world")

Sense 2
confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, garbled, illogical, scattered, unconnected -- (lacking orderly continuity; "a confused set of instructions"; "a confused dream about the end of the world"; "disconnected fragments of a story"; "scattered thoughts")
       => incoherent (vs. coherent) -- (without logical or meaningful connection; "a turgid incoherent presentation")

Sense 3
confused, disoriented, lost -- (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")
       => unoriented (vs. oriented) -- (not having position or goal definitely set or ascertained; "engaged in unoriented study"; "unoriented until she looked at the map")

Sense 4
broken, confused, disordered, upset -- (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")
       => disorganized (vs. organized), disorganised -- (lacking order or methodical arrangement or function; "a disorganized enterprise"; "a thousand pages of muddy and disorganized prose"; "she was too disorganized to be an agreeable roommate")

Sense 5
confused (vs. clearheaded) -- (mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused")
       => addlebrained, addlepated, puddingheaded, muddleheaded -- (stupid and confused; "blathering like the addlepated nincompoop that you are"; "a confused puddingheaded, muddleheaded fellow"- Isaac Sterne)
       => addled, befuddled, muddled, muzzy, woolly, wooly, woolly-headed, wooly-minded -- (confused and vague; used especially of thinking; "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas")
       => befogged, befuddled -- (stupefied by alcoholic drink; "the wino's poor befuddled mind"; "a mind befogged with drink")
       => clouded -- (mentally disordered; "a mind clouded by sorrow")
       => dazed, stunned, stupefied, stupid (predicate) -- (in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock; "he had a dazed expression on his face"; "lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow"; "was stupid from fatigue")
       => dazzled -- (stupefied or dizzied by something overpowering; "I fall back dazzled at beholding myself all rosy red, / At having, I myself, caused the sun to rise."- `Chanticler' by Rostand)
       => trancelike -- (as if in a trance)
       => punch-drunk, silly, slaphappy -- (dazed from or as if from repeated blows; "knocked silly by the impact"; "slaphappy with exhaustion")
       => spaced-out -- (confused or disoriented as if intoxicated through taking a drug)
          Also See-> perplexed#1

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