Meaning of “confusing” in the English Dictionary

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"confusing" in British English

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uk /kənˈfjuː.zɪŋ/ us /kənˈfjuː.zɪŋ/

B1 Something that is confusing makes you feel confused because it is difficult to understand:

We have two people called Paul James working here, so it's a bit confusing!
The instructions are really confusing. Could you help me with them, please?

More examples

  • His answers were obscure and confusing.
  • The plethora of rules and regulations is both contradictory and confusing.
  • It was so confusing that eventually it got to the point where no one knew what was going on.
  • The election returns produced a confusing picture of gains and losses.
  • The transition from boyhood to manhood can be a confusing period.

(Definition of “confusing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)