how to pronounce confused


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confused is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of confused in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… less rational and more confused in her …”

meanings of confused


  1. Unable to think clearly or understand.
  2. Making no sense; illogical.
  3. Embarrassed.
  4. Chaotic, jumbled or muddled.
  5. Disoriented.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of confuse.

confused frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word confused occurs in english on average 33.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics confused can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that confused can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with confused


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