Definition of confusing adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kənˈfjuːzɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈfjuːzɪŋ//
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difficult to understand; not clear The instructions on the box are very confusing. a very confusing experienceExtra examples All this information can be confusing to the user. Both teams were wearing the same colours, which made things confusing. I find the government policy extremely confusing. The new signs will be very confusing for tourists. The two new members had the same name, which made things confusing. It was all very confusing. She experienced a confusing mixture of emotions. The news bulletins were confusing, giving different versions of what was happening. The signposts are confusing for people who don’t know the area.
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