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confused

adjective uk   /kənˈfjuːzd/ us  
B1 unable to think clearly or to understand something: Grandfather gets quite confused sometimes, and doesn't even know what day it is. I'm a bit confused. Was that her husband or her son she was with?B2 not clear and therefore difficult to understand: Your essay gets a bit confused halfway through when you introduce too many ideas at once.
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