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Synonyms for confusekənˈfyuz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confuse, confound(verb)

    mistake one thing for another

    Synonyms:
    discombobulate, fuddle, fox, bedevil, obnubilate, throw, befuddle, confuse, blur, flurry, put off, confound, disconcert, mix up, jumble, obscure

  2. confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate(verb)

    be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

    Synonyms:
    fuddle, dun, confound, befuddle, mix up, fox, booze, flip, frustrate, blur, cast off, jumble, thrust, have, make, switch, fob, throw, cast, crucify, flim-flam, obscure, flurry, torment, give, bemuse, drink, hold, put off, trick, shake off, throw off, pull a fast one on, confuse, throw away, play a joke on, play tricks, contrive, drop, play a trick on, bewilder, hurl, discombobulate, rag, project, disconcert, bedevil, shed, obnubilate

  3. confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off(verb)

    cause to feel embarrassment

    Synonyms:
    fuddle, put over, confound, befuddle, set back, fox, turn off, confuse, sidestep, blur, jumble, dishearten, circumvent, discomfit, mix up, defer, parry, dodge, remit, elude, duck, skirt, obscure, flurry, prorogue, hedge, throw, put off, evade, discompose, table, upset, postpone, shelve, untune, hold over, disconcert, discombobulate, fudge, bedevil, obnubilate

  4. jumble, confuse, mix up(verb)

    assemble without order or sense

    Synonyms:
    discombobulate, throw, confound, mingle, bedevil, mix up, confuse, jumble, scramble, throw together, flurry, blur, obnubilate, disconcert, obscure, befuddle, stump, put off, fox, fuddle

  5. confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilate(verb)

    make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

    Synonyms:
    fuddle, film over, slur, confound, befuddle, fog, fox, confuse, becloud, jumble, cloud, smutch, mix up, glaze over, flurry, bedim, blot out, dim, obscure, mist, blur, throw, obliterate, haze over, overcloud, smear, hide, put off, smudge, befog, veil, disconcert, discombobulate, blear, bedevil, obnubilate

Wiktionary

  1. confuse(verb)

    Synonyms:
    flummox

  2. confuse(verb)

    To thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder.

    Synonyms:
    flummox

  3. confuse(verb)

    To rout; discomfit.

    Synonyms:
    flummox

  4. confuse(verb)

    To mix up; to puzzle; to bewilder.

    Synonyms:
    flummox

  5. confuse(verb)

    To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.

    Synonyms:
    flummox

  6. confuse(verb)

    To mistake one thing for another.

    Synonyms:
    flummox

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confuse

    Any sense of inferiority abashes, with or without the sense of wrong. The poor are abashed at the splendor of wealth, the ignorant at the learning of the wise. "I might have been abashed by their authority." Gladstone Homeric Synchron., p. 72. [Harper & Bros. '76.] To confuse is to bring into a state of mental bewilderment; to confound is to overwhelm the mental faculties; to daunt is to subject to a certain degree of fear. Embarrass is a strong word, signifying primarily hamper, hinder, impede. A solitary thinker may be confused by some difficulty in a subject, or some mental defect; one is embarrassed in the presence of others, and because of their presence. Confusion is of the intellect, embarrassment of the feelings. A witness may be embarrassed by annoying personalities, so as to become confused in statements. To mortify a person is to bring upon him a painful sense of humiliation, whether because of his own or another's fault or failure. A pupil is confused by a perplexing question, a general confounded by overwhelming defeat. A hostess is discomposed by the tardiness of guests, a speaker disconcerted by a failure of memory. The criminal who is not abashed at detection may be daunted by the officer's weapon. Sudden joy may bewilder, but will not abash. The true worshiper is humbled rather than abashed before God. The parent is mortified by the child's rudeness, the child abashed at the parent's reproof. The embarrassed speaker finds it difficult to proceed. The mob is overawed by the military, the hypocrite shamed by exposure. "A man whom no denial, no scorn could abash." Fielding Amelia bk. iii, ch. 9, p. 300. [Bell & Sons '71.] Compare CHAGRIN; HINDER.

    Synonyms:
    abash, bewilder, chagrin, confound, daunt, discompose, disconcert, dishearten, embarrass, humble, humiliate, mortify, overawe, shame

    Antonyms:
    animate, buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, inspirit, rally, uphold

Editors Contribution

  1. perplex

    very confused and baffled.

    he was so perplexed he started to cry.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confuse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mingle, intermingle, mix, blend, confound

  2. confuse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disorder, disarrange, derange, disturb, jumble, throw into disorder or confusion

  3. confuse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    perplex, obscure, darken, render uncertain

  4. confuse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mystify, embarrass, pose, nonplus, bewilder, flurry

  5. confuse(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    abash, shame, mortify, discompose, disconcert, confound

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List of paraphrases:

confound, mislead, disorientate, obfuscate, mix, blur


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