One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Confuse, confound, or perplex (someone)‘much of the vocabulary confusticates him’
bewilder, baffle, mystify, bemuse, perplex, puzzle, confound, befog, nonplus, disconcert, throw, set someone thinkingView synonyms
- ‘The classification of pandas confusticated scientists for years.’
- ‘Bother and confusticate those French dressmakers!’
- ‘Having a festival here at the end of the summer is mildly confusticating.’
- ‘That line confusticates me - does it have a specific meaning?’
- ‘It altogether confusticated me to think I couldn't help myself.’
- ‘How many chances do you get to confusticate Satan himself?’
- ‘They asked me so many questions that I was most confusticated.’
- ‘Then, good-bye and — confusticate you!’
- 1.1 Make (something) obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.‘you seem to be purposefully confusticating the issue’
- ‘Tell him frankly you don't like him and spare him the confusticating detail.’
- ‘I do not care to perpetuate his confusticating error.’
- ‘It will take me a long time to better my confusticated style.’
- ‘The information contained herein has been thoroughly encrypted and confusticated.’
Mid 19th century: alteration of confound or confuse.
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.