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kənˈfyu zɪŋcon·fus·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confusingadjective

    causing confusion or disorientation

    "a confusing jumble of road signs"; "being hospitalized can be confusing and distressing for a small child"

  2. confusing, perplexing, puzzlingadjective

    lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity

    "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement"


  1. confusingadjective

    difficult to understand; not clear as lacking order, chaotic etc

    Several sections in that book are really confusing.


  1. confusing

    Confusing refers to causing difficulty in understanding or not clear or easy to comprehend due to complexity or uncertainty. It can describe situations, instructions, explanations, or concepts that are hard to follow, uncertain, or contradictory.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confusing

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confusing in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confusing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of confusing in a Sentence

  1. Abigail Aiken:

    People are not going to be sure mifepristone or misoprostol in fact, is available. I think it’s going to be confusing, as people look around for options or feel unsure about their options, they may end up delaying [care].

  2. Mike Braun:

    Just last month, the CDC released data that demonstrated natural immunity was 3-4 times as effective in preventing COVID-19 compared with vaccination, the Biden Administration needs to release the full data on natural immunity from HHS instead of imposing heavy-handed mandates and confusing guidance that have gotten in the way of our recovery. Americans deserve full transparency and answers.

  3. Mark Clayton:

    I really don't know. I mean, I don't know if it's going to change anything or not, it may or may not, i don't know 100 % what's going on or how they count the votes or whatever. It's confusing with trusting anything anymore.

  4. Homer, The Odyssey:

    Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates: one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them.

  5. Nicholas Smith:

    It was played to manipulate you into confusing your dislike for a politician with whether these men are guilty of a crime, whatever the former president’s personal crimes are, you have seen no evidence that Mr. Trump conspired with Ethan Nordean from Seattle.

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