Yet those who call Mitt a “Stepford Husband” do so confusedly.
Instead of answering her mistress, she suddenly and confusedly ventured on a question of her own.
This made him look at his wrist and smile joyously and confusedly.
These various classes of material may be confusedly commingled, or they may be more or less distinctly separated from one another.
He spoke p. 365rather confusedly, but there was more consent in manner than words.
Everybody felt, confusedly perhaps, but very surely, that a new and vital force had arisen in English literature.
“Hello,” said he confusedly, with his mouth full—then he subsided into his chair.
"Well, Peter might go blackberrying alone and you to see the squirrels," I said confusedly.
confusedly he heard Tim yelling: "Swim off as far as ye can, lad!"
Thekla said confusedly that something sounded like a cat crying.
1550s, in literal sense "mix or mingle things so as to render the elements indistinguishable;" attested from mid-18c. in active, figurative sense of "discomfit in mind or feeling;" not in general use until 19c., taking over senses formerly belonging to confound, dumbfound, flabbergast etc. The past participle confused (q.v.) is attested much earlier (serving as an alternative past tense to confound), and the verb here might be a back-formation from it. Related: Confusing.