Definition of confusing in English:



  • Bewildering or perplexing.

    ‘he found being in Egypt very confusing’
    • ‘Up on the sidewalks, New York was a confusing bedlam of sights and sounds.’
    • ‘For my father and his generation back in the confusing era of the Depression, the battle lines were even more simply drawn.’
    • ‘And maybe familiar cues are simply the means by which people navigate through a confusing world.’
    • ‘These confusing feelings of being apart from the real world and close to it at the same time are part of what community college is about.’
    • ‘It is a confusing situation, but it seems that for now, at least, the situation on the ground remains unchanged.’
    bewildering, baffling, unclear, perplexing, puzzling, mystifying, mysterious, disconcerting
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