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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·fuse v. t.  [imp. & p. p. Confused p. pr. & vb. n. Confusing.]
 1. To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.
 A universal hubbub wild
 Of stunning sounds and voices all confused.   --Milton.
 2.  To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.
 Nor thou with shadowed hint confuse
 A life that leads melodious days.   --Tennyson.
    Confused and sadly she at length replied.   --Pope.
 Syn: -- To abash; disorder; disarrange; disconcert; confound; obscure; distract. See Abash.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: causing confusion or disorientation; "a confusing jumble of
             road signs"; "being hospitalized can be confusing and
             distressing for a small child"
      2: lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity;
         "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone
         who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement" [syn: perplexing,