confusing Definition

  • 1causing bewilderment or lack of clarity
  • 2difficult to follow or understand

Using confusing: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "confusing" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The instructions were confusing and hard to follow.

  • Example

    The new tax laws are very confusing.

  • Example

    Her explanation was more confusing than helpful.

  • Example

    The situation is very confusing and nobody knows what to do.

confusing Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with confusing

  • resembling something else in a way that may cause confusion or mistake


    The company's logo was found to be confusingly similar to another brand's logo.

  • making a situation more complicated or difficult to understand by introducing irrelevant information or arguments


    He kept bringing up irrelevant points, confusing the issue even further.

  • mixed or contradictory messages that make it difficult to understand someone's intentions or feelings


    She gave me confusing signals, so I wasn't sure if she was interested in me or not.


Summary: confusing in Brief

The term 'confusing' [kənˈfjuːzɪŋ] refers to something that causes bewilderment or lack of clarity, making it difficult to follow or understand. It can be used to describe instructions, situations, or explanations that are hard to comprehend. 'Confusing' has synonyms like 'puzzling' and 'perplexing,' and antonyms like 'clear' and 'understandable.' Phrases like 'confusingly similar' and 'confusing signals' denote situations where things are not clear or straightforward.

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