Synonyms for (adjective) confused

Synonyms: confused

Definition: mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently

Usage: the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused

Similar words: muddleheaded, addlebrained, addlepated, puddingheaded

Definition: stupid and confused

Usage: blathering like the addlepated nincompoop that you are; a confused puddingheaded, muddleheaded fellow- Isaac Sterne


Similar words: muddled, muzzy, addled, befuddled, woolly, woolly-headed, wooly, wooly-minded

Definition: confused and vague; used especially of thinking

Usage: muddleheaded ideas; your addled little brain; woolly thinking; woolly-headed ideas


Similar words: befogged, befuddled

Definition: stupefied by alcoholic drink

Usage: the wino's poor befuddled mind; a mind befogged with drink


Similar words: clouded

Definition: mentally disordered

Usage: a mind clouded by sorrow


Similar words: dazed, stunned, stupefied, stupid

Definition: in a state of mental numbness especially as resulting from shock

Usage: he had a dazed expression on his face; lay semiconscious, stunned (or stupefied) by the blow; was stupid from fatigue


Similar words: dazzled

Definition: stupefied or dizzied by something overpowering

Usage: I fall back dazzled at beholding myself all rosy red, / At having, I myself, caused the sun to rise.- `Chanticler' by Rostand


Similar words: trancelike

Definition: as if in a trance


Similar words: slaphappy, silly, punch-drunk

Definition: dazed from or as if from repeated blows

Usage: knocked silly by the impact; slaphappy with exhaustion


Similar words: spaced-out

Definition: confused or disoriented as if intoxicated through taking a drug


Synonyms: illogical, scattered, garbled, unconnected, confused, disconnected, disjointed, disordered

Definition: lacking orderly continuity

Usage: a confused set of instructions; a confused dream about the end of the world; disconnected fragments of a story; scattered thoughts

Similar words: incoherent

Definition: without logical or meaningful connection

Usage: a turgid incoherent presentation


Synonyms: disordered, confused, upset, broken

Definition: thrown into a state of disarray or confusion

Usage: troops fleeing in broken ranks; a confused mass of papers on the desk; the small disordered room; with everything so upset

Similar words: disorganised, disorganized

Definition: lacking order or methodical arrangement or function

Usage: a disorganized enterprise; a thousand pages of muddy and disorganized prose; she was too disorganized to be an agreeable roommate


Synonyms: lost, disoriented, confused

Definition: having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity

Usage: I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway; the anesthetic left her completely disoriented

Similar words: unoriented

Definition: not having position or goal definitely set or ascertained

Usage: engaged in unoriented study; unoriented until she looked at the map


Synonyms: at sea, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, baffled, mixed-up, confounded, confused, lost, mazed

Definition: perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

Usage: obviously bemused by his questions; bewildered and confused; a cloudy and confounded philosopher; just a mixed-up kid; she felt lost on the first day of school

Similar words: perplexed

Definition: full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment

Usage: perplexed language; perplexed state of the world