confusing

[ kuhn-fyoo-zing ]
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adjective
  1. causing or tending to cause confusion: a confusing attempt at explanation.

Origin of confusing

1
First recorded in 1840–50; confuse + -ing2

Other words from confusing

  • con·fus·ing·ly, adverb
  • con·fus·ing·ness, noun
  • un·con·fus·ing, adjective

Words Nearby confusing

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British Dictionary definitions for confusing

confusing

/ (kənˈfjuːzɪŋ) /


adjective
  1. causing bewilderment; difficult to follow; puzzling

Derived forms of confusing

  • confusingly, adverb

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