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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. causing confusion or disorientation;
- Example: "a confusing jumble of road signs"
- Example: "being hospitalized can be confusing and distressing for a small child"

2. lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity;
- Example: "sent confusing signals to Iraq"
- Example: "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"
- Example: "a puzzling statement"
[syn: confusing, perplexing, puzzling]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Confuse \Con*fuse"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confused; p. pr. & vb. n. Confusing.] 1. To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision. [1913 Webster] A universal hubbub wild Of stunning sounds and voices all confused. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession. [1913 Webster] Nor thou with shadowed hint confuse A life that leads melodious days. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Confused and sadly she at length replied. --Pope. Syn: To abash; disorder; disarrange; disconcert; confound; obscure; distract. See Abash. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

confusing \confusing\ adj. 1. causing mental confusion and perplexity. Syn: perplexing, stupefying. [WordNet 1.5] 2. causing bafflement and confusion; as, he sent confusing signals to Iraq. Syn: bewildering, confused. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

confusing adj 1: causing confusion or disorientation; "a confusing jumble of road signs"; "being hospitalized can be confusing and distressing for a small child" 2: lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement" [syn: confusing, perplexing, puzzling]