Adjective confusing has 2 senses
  1. confusing - causing confusion or disorientation; "a confusing jumble of road signs"; "being hospitalized can be confusing and distressing for a small child"
    orienting, orientating (indirect, via disorienting)
  2. confusing, perplexing, puzzling - lacking clarity of meaning; causing confusion or perplexity; "sent confusing signals to Iraq"; "perplexing to someone who knew nothing about it"; "a puzzling statement"
    Antonym: clear (indirect, via unclear)
,Verb confuse has 6 senses
  1. confuse, confound - mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"
    --1 is one way to mistake, misidentify
    Derived form: noun confusion5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"
    --2 is one way to be
    Derived form: noun confusion2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. confuse, flurry, disconcert, put off - cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
    --3 is one way to embarrass, abash
    Derived form: noun confusion3
    Sample sentences:
    The bad news will confuse him
    The good news will confuse her
    The performance is likely to confuse Sue
  4. jumble, confuse, mix up - assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"
    --4 is one way to assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
    Derived form: noun confusion4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. confuse - make unclear or incomprehensible; "The new tax return forms only confuse"
    --5 is one way to
    change, alter, modify
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  6. confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilate - make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
    --6 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something