Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. difficult to understand; not clear as lacking order, chaotic etc
  • v. Present participle of confuse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. causing mental confusion and perplexity.
  • adj. causing bafflement and confusion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity
  • adj. causing confusion or disorientation

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The opposition said consumers will still find the label confusing because of the two separate rating systems, a numerical SPF rating for UVB and a four-star rating for UVA protection.

    Tennessean.com Top News

  • For those who find the title confusing, Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization, is not an expansion of Civilization IV.

    Talking About Games!

  • It decisively addresses one of the questions floating around about the beliefs of what you are calling progressive Christianity though I find the term confusing given the Progressive label used in the late 19th century - intentional?

    God: As Real as You or I

  • Thus, in Mexico Marti's social ideas matured and finally turned into what he called the confusing and brutal north that despises us. [sentence as heard]

    DECORATION OF LOPEX PORTILLO

  • Meanwhile, in an interview with "PBS NewsHour," Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said he was furious at what he described as confusing messages from the Obama administration in the early days of the protests, which are now in their third week.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • In addition, earlier this summer, the consortium discontinued what it called a confusing tuition discount that generally tended to be one half of 1 percent.

    AARP.org :

  • Those in favor of Senate Bill 372 say it would help clarify what they call the confusing and convoluted Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act. They ask that law makers to exempt bars that only cater to adults from the indoor clean air act.

    KOLO - HomePage - Headlines

  • The majority of Christians will likely find this title confusing and contradictory at best and entirely entirely incompatible at worst.

    All articles at Blogcritics

  • What's confusing is Mike didn't buy it through iTunes, but through Amazon, but he says that other people did have access to his account and may have purchased it without his knowledge.

    The Consumerist: February 2009 Archives

  • If this is your example, you are again confusing cause and effect.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Pollak on Uniquely Israeli Stupidity

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.