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confusing

[ kuhn-fyoo-zing ]
/ kənˈfyu zɪŋ /
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adjective

causing or tending to cause confusion: a confusing attempt at explanation.

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Origin of confusing

First recorded in 1840–50; confuse + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM confusing

con·fus·ing·ly, adverbcon·fus·ing·ness, nounun·con·fus·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for confusing

confusing
/ (kənˈfjuːzɪŋ) /

adjective

causing bewilderment; difficult to follow; puzzling

Derived forms of confusing

confusingly, adverb
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