Definition of confusticate in English:

confusticate

verb

[with object]informal
  • 1Confuse, confound, or perplex (someone)

    ‘much of the vocabulary confusticates him’
    • ‘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!’
    bewilder, baffle, mystify, bemuse, perplex, puzzle, confound, befog, nonplus, disconcert, throw, set someone thinking
    View synonyms
    1. 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.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: alteration of confound or confuse.

Pronunciation

confusticate

/ˌkɑnˈfəstəkeɪt//ˌkänˈfəstəkāt/