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English definition of “confused”

confused

adjective     /kənˈfjuːzd/
UNCERTAIN B1 unable to think clearly or to understand something: Sorry , I'm completely confused. The politicians themselves are confused about what to do.Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
NOT CLEAR not clear : The witnesses gave confused accounts of what happened .Confusion, confusing and feeling confused
(Definition of confused adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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