confused

adj.
VERBS
appear, be, feel, look, seem, sound
become, get

He was beginning to get rather confused.

remain
leave sb

He left his audience thoroughly confused.

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
highly, hopelessly

a highly confused picture of a complex situation

completely, horribly, terribly, thoroughly, totally, utterly

‘Why?’ she asked, suddenly horribly confused.

increasingly
a little, slightly, etc.
mildly

‘So what is it we have to do?’ Jake asked, looking mildly confused.

clearly, obviously

Dr. Solaris turned to her, obviously confused.

genuinely
equally

He looked at his father, who looked equally confused.

momentarily

George paused, momentarily confused.

PREPOSITION
about

He was very confused about his feelings.

at

The policemen looked a little confused at her question.

by

I'm confused by the whole thing.

Confused is used with these nouns: ↑expression, ↑frown, ↑look, ↑tangle, ↑thought

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • confused — adj. 1. same as {confounded}; as, bewildered and confused. Syn: at sea, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, mazed, mixed up. [WordNet 1.5] 2. lacking orderly continuity. Syn: disconnected, disjointed, disordered, disorganized, desultory,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confused — early 14c., discomfited, routed, defeated (of groups), serving at first as an alternative pp. of CONFOUND (Cf. confound), as Latin confusus was the pp. of confundere to pour together, mix, mingle; to join together; hence, figuratively, to throw… …   Etymology dictionary

  • confused — [adj1] disoriented mentally abashed, addled, at a loss*, at sea*, at sixes and sevens*, baffled, befuddled, bewildered, come apart*, dazed, discombobulated*, disconcerted, disorganized, distracted, flummoxed, flustered, fouled up*, glassy eyed*,… …   New thesaurus

  • confused — index ambiguous, complex, deranged, disjointed, disordered, disorderly, haphazard, inextricable, lost ( …   Law dictionary

  • confused — ► ADJECTIVE 1) bewildered. 2) lacking order and so difficult to understand or distinguish. DERIVATIVES confusedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • confused */*/ — UK [kənˈfjuːzd] / US [kənˈfjuzd] adjective Metaphor: Being confused is like being lost or being in the wrong place or position. You ve lost me. What do you mean? ♦ I was completely at sea: it was all so new to me. ♦ I felt adrift and alone, with… …   English dictionary

  • confused — con|fused [ kən fjuzd ] adjective ** 1. ) unable to understand something or think clearly about it: She was starting to feel a bit confused. confused about: I m still a little confused about what happened. totally/utterly/thoroughly/hopelessly… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • confused — adjective 1. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment (Freq. 5) obviously bemused by his questions bewildered and confused a cloudy and confounded philosopher just a mixed up kid she felt lost on the first… …   Useful english dictionary

  • confused — con|fused S3 [kənˈfju:zd] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: confus, from Latin confusus, past participle of confundere; CONFOUND] 1.) unable to understand or think clearly what someone is saying or what is happening ▪ I m totally… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • confused — [[t]kənfju͟ːzd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ about/by n If you are confused, you do not know exactly what is happening or what to do. A survey showed people were confused about what they should eat to stay healthy... Things were happening too… …   English dictionary

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