- confused elderly,
- confused flour beetle,
Origin of confusing
verb (used with object), con·fused, con·fus·ing.
Origin of confuse
Examples from the Web for confusing
The confusing thing, however, is Lopez has never been hotter.The Biggest Bombs of 2014: ‘Sex Tape,’ Mariah Carey’s Vocals, ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That this kind of episode was The Newsroom finale was…confusing.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We might as well begin with the most confusing and, frankly, suspect person in all of Serial.The Scoop on ‘Serial’: Making Sense of The Nisha Call, Asia's Letters, and Our Obsession|Emily Shire|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Taylor Swift: Aerobicized The 1980s were a confusing time for America.Jimmy Kimmel Pranks Kids (Again), Taylor Swift’s 1989 Aerobics, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On top of inciting violence that led to the death of a 16-year-old boy, it was confusing to residents.
The reader must guess at the true motive, as Blue-books do but fulfil their mission in confusing the truth.By-Ways of War|James Jeffrey Roche
The web becomes richer, the pattern more intricate and confusing, but the line of fate neither breaks nor falters, to the end.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
There is a duality about my impressions that is too confusing to inflict upon my readers.Before Adam|Jack London
It makes use of confusing replies and strange resources to conceal the truth.Life of Chopin|Franz Liszt
This reversal of emphasis is confusing to the immigrant parents.New Homes for Old|Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge
Word Origin for confuse
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.