Reverse Dictionary: CONFUSE


CONFUSE, CONFUSED, CONFUSEDLY, CONFUSING, CONFUSION – ADJECTIVES
– confused ANGLED UP 1900s African-American sl.
– confused ATSY 1970 Amer. dial.
– confused BEFOOZELED M19 sl.
– confused DISCOMFOOZLED M19 sl.
– confused FOOZLED M19 sl.
– confused FRAZZLED 1883 US sl.
– confused MICED UP Bk1942 US sl.
– confused NOT KNOW WHETHER ONE IS ARTHUR OR MARTHA 1964 sl., orig. NZ
– confused, abandoned, ignored, misunderstood BASKETED L18 sl.
– confused; agitated; excited IN A SPIN Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– confused, agitated; in a dangerous or hopelessly confused situation UP TO ONE’S EARS IN ALLIGATORS 1964 US sl.
– confused, agitated; in a dangerous or hopelessly confused situation UP TO ONE’S ASS IN ALLIGATORS 1973 US sl.
– confused, agitated; nervous, anxious NERVOUSED UP 1931 Amer. dial.
– confused, agitated; nervous, anxious NERVOUS-UPPED 1954 Amer. dial.
– confused and having problems, worries, or troubles IN A MIX Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– confused and irritated (ALL) MUGGLED UP 1984 Amer. dial.
– confused and messed up CONFUCKULATED Bk2006 US sl.
– confused; angry, annoyed; irritated; tired HACKED 1936 Amer. sl.
– confused; angry, annoyed; irritated; tired HACKED UP 1984 Amer. sl.
– confused, anxious; agitated NERVED UP 1890 Amer. dial.
– confused, at a loss MIXED L19 sl.
– confused, baffled, rendered stupid BOFFLED 1876 Eng. dial.
 confused; battered, spoiled, damaged BOOGERED UP 1931 Amer. dial.
– confused; battered, spoiled, damaged BUGGERED UP 1931 Amer. dial.
– confused; befuddled FARCHADET 1968 Amer. dial., pronounced ‘far-chah-det’, rhymes with ‘car got it’
– confused, befuddled MISCONFUDDLED 1968 Amer. dial.
– confused, befuddled MISFUDDLED 1968 Amer. dial.
– confused, befuddled; lost, astray FARBLONJET 1968 Amer. dial., rhymes with ‘car lawn kit’
– confused, befuddled; mixed up together, in disorder THROUGH ANOTHER 1873 Amer. dial.
– confused, bewildered (ALL) AT SEA 1768
– confused, bewildered BAISED;  BAZED 1706 Sc.
– confused, bewildered CUMPUFFLED 1854 Eng. dial.
– confused, bewildered LIKE AN ADDLED EGG c1630
– confused, bewildered MATED 1887 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– confused, bewildered HUNG UP 1945 sl.
– confused, bewildered MIXED UP 1884
– confused, bewildered MOGGADORED;  MOGODORED 1936 sl.
– confused, bewildered, as by losing one’s way in fog, snow, or darkness MASKERED 1691 Eng. dial.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted ALAMORT Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted ALL BROKEN UP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted ALL FUSSED UP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted BAMBLUSTERCATED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted BROKEN UP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted BUMFUZZLED 1914  Amer. dial.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted COMFLOGISTICATED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted CONFLABBERATED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted CONFLABBERGASTED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted CONFLUMMOXED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted CONFUSBUSCATED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted CONFUSBUSTICATED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted CONFUSTICATED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted DUMB-FOGGED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted DUMBFOUNDERED 1883
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted DUMBWILDERED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted EUCHRED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted FAZED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted FEEZED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted FLABBERGASTED 1773 colloq.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted FLUSTERATED (UP) Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted FLUSTICATED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted FLUSTRATED (UP) Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted FUSSED (UP) Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted FUSTICATED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted GALLIED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted IN A HOP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted IN A RATTLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted IN A STEW Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted ON THE RAZZLE-DAZZLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted PHASED;  PHAZED;  PHJAZ Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted RAZZLE-DAZZLED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted SPIFFLICATED;  SPIFLICATED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted STRUCK DUMBWILDERED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted UP IN THE AIR Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; disconcerted, discomforted, embarrassed DISCOMGOLLIFUSTICATED 1916 Amer. dial.
– confused, bewildered, fuddled WUZZY 1905 Amer. dial.
 confused, bewildered, giddy, thoughtless DAUSEY-HEADED 1790 Eng. dial.
– confused, bewildered; muddled ADDLED AS AN EGG Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled ADRIFT Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled ALL BALLED UP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled ALL MESSED UP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled AT SIX AND SEVEN Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled BALLED UP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled BATTY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled BLOOEY;  BLUEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled BUZZY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled CLOUDY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled COBWEBBED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled CORKSCREWY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled DIZZY-DOPEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled DOPEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled DOTTY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled FIDDLED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled FLOOEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled FLUFFY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled FOGGED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled FOGGY IN THE UPPER STORY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled FUDDLED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled FUDDLE-HEADED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled FUZZLED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled FUZZY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled FUZZY-HEADED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled GEED;  GEED UP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled GEEZED;  GEEZED UP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled GROGGY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled IN A FLAT SPIN Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled IN A FLAT SPIN IN A FOG Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled IN A FUDDLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled IN A GROUND LOOP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled IN THE ETHER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled IN THE FOG Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled IN THE WOODS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled JIGGERED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled JINGLE-BRAINED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled LIKE A CHICKEN WITH ITS HEAD CUT OFF Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled LOOPED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled MESSED UP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled MUDDY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled MUZZY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled PIED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled RATTLE-BEANED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled SCRAMBLEBRAINED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled SCRAMBLED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled SCREWY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled SNOWED-IN Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled TWISTED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled UNDER THE ETHER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled WALKING ON ONE’S HEELS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled WALKING ON ROUND HEELS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled WHOOZY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled WIRES CROSSED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled WONKEY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered; muddled WOOZEY;  WOOZY Bk1934 students’ sl
– confused, bewildered; muddled; also denotes disorganization or disorder AT SIXES AND SEVENS 1670
– confused, bewildered; muddled; disconcerted JINGLED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered, muddled, jumbled, befuddled; awry JAMBLED 1745 Amer. dial.
– confused, bewildered, nonplussed, mixed up FERDUTZT 1967 Amer. dial.
– confused, bewildered, perplexed, at a loss, in error, wide of the mark or truth (ALL) ABROAD 1770 colloq. rare
– confused, bewildered; perplexed; baffled; dazed IN A FOG Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered, perplexed, disconcerted, mixed up BUMFOOZLED 1912 Amer. dial.
– confused, bewildered; perplexed; muddled FOGGY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– confused, bewildered, stupefied; dizzy, giddy MAZE-HEADED 1892 Eng. dial.
– confused, blurred YBLENT 1426 obs.
– confused, confounded OBFUSTICATED 1834 Amer. sl.
– confused, crowded THRUMMELT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confused, disarranged, messy IN A MUX 1846 Amer. dial.
– confused, disconcerted; very much bewildered, or shaken DISCUMFUDDLED 1911 Amer. dial.
– confused, disorderly ALL IN A LUMP LIKE A DOG’S BREAKFAST Bk1898 Ireland
– confused, disorderly EAST AND WEST 20C US sl.
– confused, disorderly RIBBLIE-RABBLIE B1900 Sc.
– confused, disorderly, irregular; haphazard, random TUMULTUARIOUS 1607 rare
– confused, disorderly, messy, mixed up SKEWGEE 1893 Amer. sl.
– confused, disorderly;  unmethodical; mentally confused; agitated; harum-scarum THROUGH-OTHER 1590 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– confused, disoriented GAGA 1930s sl.
– confused, disoriented GOOFY 1910s sl.
– confused, disoriented ZONED 1970s sl.
– confused, distressed, bewildered, stupid BEDWADDLED 1790 Eng. dial.
– confused, distressed, bewildered, stupid BETOTLED;  BETOTTLED 1790 Eng. dial.
– confused, distressed, bewildered, stupid BEWATTLED 1790 Eng. dial.
– confused, dizzy, giddy WHIZZY 1866 Eng. dial.
– confused, dizzy, giddy; light-headed WESTY 1599 obs. exc. Eng. dial. obs.
– confused; drug-intoxicated OFF YOUR CAKE L20 sl.
– confused, embarrassed, discomfited, surprised; defeated, severely scolded CHEWED UP 1843 Amer. dial.
– confused, embarrassed, flustered SAWED 1843 Amer. dial.
– confused, exhausted, confused BLOTTO 1920s sl., orig. US
– confused, flustered; in a state of panic IN A DITHER Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– confused, flustered; in a state of panic IN A FLAP 1916 sl.
– confused; foolish; silly; confused by excitement RATTLED 20C Amer. sl.
– confused; foolish, silly, flighty MADDLING Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confused, foolish, simple MUDDLE-BRAINED M18
– confused, foolish, simple MUDDLE-HEADED M18
– confused; frustrated; in difficulties STYMIED 20C sl., orig. US
– confused, giddy; bewildered MIZ-MAZE 1885 Eng. dial.
– confused, giddy, wanton HIDDIE-GIDDIE 1450-70 Sc.
– confused, higgledy-piggledy IGSY-PIGSY 1899 Eng. dial.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM A HOLE IN THE GROUND 1936 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM A HOT ROCK 1939 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM A JUG OF APPLE CIDER 1972 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM A MUSKET 1862 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM A PITCHFORK 1985 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM A RIFLE BARREL 1972 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM A STALK OF BANANAS 1939 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM A WIND SCOOP ABOUT SHIP’S WORK 1958 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM ICE CREAM 1983 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM MAMMOTH CAVE 1947 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM ONE’S AILERON 1969 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM ONE’S ARMPIT 1962 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM ONE’S ELBOW 1897 sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM ONE’S LEFT FOOT 1966 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM PORK SAUSAGE 1970 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM THE BACK SIDE OF A CHECKER BOARD 1972 Amer. sl.
– confused, ignorant, or stupid NOT KNOW ONE’S ASS FROM THIRD BASE 1955 Amer. sl.
– confused, in a whirl HODDY-DODDY a1809 Eng. dial.
– confused, incoherent, rambling, nonsensical SKIMBLE-SKAMBLE 1596
– confused, incorrect UP A GUMTREE 1950s Aust. sl.
– confused, incorrect; muddled, wrong UP THE PUTT Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– confused, in disarray; everywhere ALL OVER THE SHOP 1874 UK sl.
– confused, in disarray; spoiled MUCKED UP 1996 US sl.
– confused, in error ABROAD 19C sl.
– confused, in great confusion and disorder MINGLEDY-PINGLEDY Bk1903 Eng. dial.
– confused in mind; stupid, dull-witted MUDDY-BRAINED 1634
– confused in the head; giddy, dizzy MAZY; MEAZY 1740 Eng. dial.
– confused, involved, intricate KAMSHACKLE 1838 Sc.
– confused, irregular, disorderly RAMBLE-SCRAMBLE 1833
– confused, irregular, mixed MINGLE-MANGLE 1577
– confused, jumbled, befuddled; awry JAMBLED UP 1967 Amer. dial.
– confused, jumbled, mixed up FARMISHT 1982 Amer., Yiddish
– confused, let down, outwitted FLUMMOXED (UP) M19 sl.
– confused, lost, astray FARBLONDJET 20C US sl.
– confused, mad, insane MAZEDISH 1846 Eng. dial.
– confused, mad, insane MAZEDY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confused, mentally impaired ZONKY 1960s sl.
– confused, mentally impaired ZONKED 1960s sl.
– confused, mentally impaired ZONKERS 1960s sl.
– confused, messed up, ‘fucked up’; broken FUTZED-UP 20C US sl.
– confused, miscellaneous FARRAGINARY 1538 obs. rare
 confused; miscellaneous, indiscriminate FARRAGINOUS 1615
– confused, mixed together IN A JAMBLE 1965 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed together TAZZLED 1969 Amer. dial.
– confused; mixed up ASS-BACKWARDS 1896
– confused, mixed up BE-ADDLED 1917 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up BE-ATTLED 1939 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up BERANTLED 1969 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up BLOWED 1970 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up BOBBERED 1969 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up BUMFOODLED 1966 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up BUMFUDDLED 1956 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up FERSCHIMMELT 1968 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up HEAVELLED UP 1950 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up JABBLED UP 1967 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up MANGHANGLE 1825 Eng. dial.
– confused, mixed up MIXY-MAXY 1960 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up MONKEYED UP 1966 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up; apprehensive; agitated BOTHERED UP 1951 Amer. dial.
– confused; mixed up; disorderly ASSED UP 1932 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up, disorderly BOLLIXED UP 1937 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up; foolish, silly, witless, crazy DINGY 1911 Amer. dial.
– confused, mixed up, higgledy-piggledy RACKMEREESLE 1825 Sc.
– confused; much connected by intermarriage MEESCHLE-MASCHLE Bk1905 Sc.
– confused, muddled ADDLE 1612
– confused, muddled ADDLED 1732
– confused, muddled MIZZLED 1984 Amer. dial.
– confused, muddled MIZZLING 1950 Amer. dial.
– confused, muddled, backwards BACK-ASSWARD(S) 1940s US sl.
– confused, muddled, beyond the bounds of reason OFF AT THE NAIL 1721 Sc.
– confused, muddled, crazed MANGED 1825 Sc.
– confused, muddled, mistaken, insane, crazy OFF ONE’S BASE 1891 US sl.
– confused, muddled, perverse; contrary to what is usually, expected or logical ARSE ABOUT FACE 1923 UK sl.
– confused, muddled, stupefied RAMFEEZLED 1786 Sc.
– confused, muddled, stupefied; spent, exhausted, wearied RAMFOOZLED 1786 Sc.
– confused, muddled, stupid ADDLE-BRAINED 1866
– confused, muddled, stupid ADDLE-HEADED a1670
– confused, muddled, stupid, doltish, thick-headed ADDLE-PATED 1630
– confused, muddled, wrong, in error, mistaken UP THE POLE L19 sl.
– confused, muddle-headed; in incipient dotage MATTER-FANGLED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confused, or mentally subnormal from, or as though from, blows on the head PUNCHY Bk1974 Amer. sl.
– confused or muddled with drink MUCKIBUS 1756 sl. obs.
– confused, peculiar, awkward SKEE-GEE 1954 Amer. dial.
– confused; perplexed DISCOMBOBULATED Bk2006 US sl.
– confused; perplexed DISCOMBOOBULATED Bk2006 US sl.
– confused, perplexed, frightened MISTRYSTED 1849 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– confused, prevaricating HAFFLING AND SHAFFLING Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confused, puzzled BAMBAZED 1849 Sc.
– confused, puzzled MIZ-MAZEY 1893 Eng. dial.
– confused, puzzled MIZZY-MAZEY 1893 Eng. dial.
– confused, puzzled, bewildered MAFFLY Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confused, puzzled, bewildered, muddled MAFFLED 1820 Eng. dial.
– confused, puzzled, perplexed, mystified CABOBBLED Bk1823 Eng. dial. & nautical usage
– confused, rattled, mixed up RAZZLED 1969 Amer. dial.
– confused; rough, riotous, noisy; untidy REE-RAW 1842
– confused, ‘stumped’ DABBERED 1825 Sc.
– confused, stunned, stupefied, dizzy, giddy, confused in the head MAZED 1887 Eng. dial.
– confused, stupefied, dulled, dazzled ADASED a1500 obs.
– confused, stupid BURBLE-HEADED 19C Sc.
– confused, stupid, foolish MAZLING 1885 Eng. dial.
– confused, tangled TANGLESOME 1888
– confused, tangled, muddled, in difficulties RAVELLED 1721 Sc.
– confused, tipsy, muddled RAMGEED;  RAMJEED 1791 Sc.
– confused, troubled, distraught, disturbed, worried, stressed; marked by disturbance or confusion; restless, unquiet TROUBLY c1380 obs.
– confused, turbulent BABEL M17
– confused, unstable, strange, unsettling SKETCHY 1980s US students’ sl.
– confused, upset, nervous ALL OF A DOODAH 1900s sl.
– confused, very angry, irritated;  annoyed and disappointed HACKED OFF 1892 sl., orig. US
– confused, very much surprised, stumped BUFFALOED 1965 Amer. dial.
– confused, very unfocused an inconsistent ALL OVER THE BALLPARK 20C Amer. sl.
– confused, very unfocused an inconsistent ALL OVER THE LOT 20C Amer. sl.
– confused, very unfocused an inconsistent ALL OVER THE MAP 20C Amer. sl.
– confused; wild; disordered RAVELLING 1876 Eng. dial.
– confused, worried, anxious IN A KNOT Bk1996 Aust. sl.
– confusing MAZZENING Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confusing or perverting the senses SENSE-THRAWING 1895 Sc.
– confusing, tumultuous HURLY-BURLY 1596 UK sl.
– entirely confused or wrong; mistaken ALL WET 1923
– feeling confused or abashed ALL-OVERISH 1899 Amer. dial.
– hazily confused NEBULO-CHAOTIC 1881 nonce word
– in a confused and distressed state of mind; confounded, bewildered, stupefied, surprised BETWATTLED 1790 Eng. dial.
– in a confused mental state; concussed (pronounced with a hard ‘g’) DINGED 1970 UK sl.
– in a confused state, disorderly; untidy, slovenly HOGRY-MOGRY 1869 Sc.
– in a confused state of mind, in difficulties, in a quandary; bewildered; perplexed; baffled IN A BOX M19 sl.
– in a state of confusion ALL-ABOUT Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– in a state of confusion LIKE A HOOER AT A CHRISTENING 1960s NZ sl.
– in a state of confusion LIKE AN OLD MOLL AT A CHRISTENING 1960s NZ sl.
– in a state of confusion, excitement, or anxiety, often in expectation of something ADITHER 1912
– in confusion ALL ON END Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– in confusion; disorderly BEDLAMISTIC Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion; disorderly CLATCHY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion; disorderly CLATTY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion; disorderly OFF THE HINGES Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion; disorderly OFF THE HOOKS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion; disorderly OUT OF KELTER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion; disorderly OUT OF KILTER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion; disorderly FUDDY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion; disorderly MOMMICKED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion; mixed up MOMMIXED 1895 Amer. dial.
– mentally confused; disoriented GOOFED-UP M20 US sl.
– mentally confused or played out, esp. through exhaustion or harassment TAIVERT;  TAVERT 1808 Sc.
– noisily confused BABELISH 1605 obs.
– of confused or weakened intellect RAFFLY 19C Eng. dial.
 pert. to an inconceivably confused person, object, or situation; ‘fucked-up beyond belief’ FUBB M20 US sl.
– temporarily confused or seriously mentally disturbed FUCKED;  FUCKED-UP M20 US sl.
– totally confused, chaotic, very unsatisfactory BACKBONE TO BREAKFAST TIME 1900s US sl.
– utterly confused, bungled, unsatisfactory, mixed up ALL TO BUGGERY 1984 UK sl.
– utterly confused, bungled, unsatisfactory, mixed up ALL TO COCK 1948 UK sl.
– utterly confused, upside down; most unsatisfactory ARSEHOLES TO BREAKFAST TIME L19 sl.
– very confused FROM MARS 1980 Amer. sl.
 
CONFUSE etc. – ADVERBS
– all in confusion; higgledy-piggledy EYVY-KEYVY 1717 Eng. dial.
– all in confusion; higgledy-piggledy HAVEY-CAVEY 1717 Eng. dial.
– all in confusion; higgledy-piggledy HAVEY-SCAVEY;  HAVEY-SKAVEY 1717 Eng. dial.
– all in confusion; higgledy-piggledy HEEVY-SKEEVY 1717 Eng. dial.
– all in confusion; higgledy-piggledy HIVIE-SKIVY 1717 Eng. dial.
– confusedly EDLEY-MEDLEY 19C Eng. dial.
– confusedly, in disordered haste; tumultuously, pell-mell HELTER-SKELTER L16 sl.
– confusedly, in disordered haste; tumultuously, pell-mell HILTER-SKILTER L16 sl.
– confusedly, irregularly; hastily; in confusion or disorder HAM-SAM 1851 Eng. dial.
– confusedly, irregularly; hastily; in confusion or disorder HIM-SAM 1851 Eng. dial.
– confusedly, irregularly; hastily; in confusion or disorder HAM-SCRAM 1851 Eng. dial.
– confusedly; in confusion SKIMBLE-SKAMBLE 1775
 confusedly; pell-mell; among each other THROUGH-OTHER 1768 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 confusedly; pell-mell; among each other THROW-OTHER 1768 Sc.
– entirely in a state of confusion; one upon another; higgledy-piggledy HICKERTIE-PICKERTIE 1825 Sc.
– in a confused heap; in disorder; unshapely HEADS AND THRAWS 1835 Sc.
 in a confused medley; promiscuously OMNIUM GATHERUM 1648 obs.
– in a confused or disorderly manner ALL ANYHOW 1942 Amer. dial.
– in a confused or disorderly state; hither and thither HIDDIE-GIDDIE 1535 Sc.
 in a confused or involved manner IMPLICITLY 1635 obs.
 in a confused or rambling manner; incoherently SKIMBLE-SCAMBLE; SKIMBLE-SKAMBLE 1775
– in a confused state, higgledy-piggledy HEAP Bk1902 Sc.
– in a confused, tangled manner; promiscuously FRIMPLE-FRAMPLE 19C Sc.
 in a confused way or manner; in disorder and hurry; indiscriminately PELLY MELLY c1450 obs. rare
– in a state of confusion BAISDLIE 1709 Sc. obs.
 in a state of confusion LIKE A HOOER AT A CHRISTENING 1960s NZ sl.
 in a state of confusion LIKE AN OLD MOLL AT A CHRISTENING 1960s NZ sl.
– in confused order or reversed position; backwards ASS-BACKWARD(S) 1937 Amer. sl.
– in confused order or reversed position; backwards BARSE-ACKWARDS 1975 Amer. dial.
– in confused order or reversed position; backwards BASS-ACKARD(S) 1931 Amer. colloq.
– in confused order or reversed position; backwards BASS-ACKWARD(S) 1930 Amer. dial.
– in confusion ARSE-VERSY 1678 Eng. dial.
– in confusion ARSEY-WARSEY 1678 Eng. dial.
– in confusion ARSY-FARCY;  ARSY-VARSY;  ARSY-VERSY 1678 Eng. dial.
– in confusion UGGLEDY-MUGGLEDY B1900 Eng. dial.
 in confusion and hurry; hurriedly SKIMPER-SCAMPER 1778
– in confusion, askew, crooked, scattered in all directions, disorderly GALLEY-WEST 19C US sl.
– in confusion, back-to-front, upside down ASS-END-BACKWARDS 1967 Amer. dial.
– in confusion, back-to-front, upside down ASS-END UP 1960s sl.
– in confusion, disorderly ALL FUSSED UP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly ALL OUT OF KELTER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly ALL OUT OF KILTER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly ALL OVER HELL Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly ALL OVER THE SHOP Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly ALL WHICHAWAY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly CLATCHY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly CLATTY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly COCKEYED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly EVERYWHICHAWAY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly EVERYWHICHWAY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly FUDDY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly GALLEY-WEST AND CROOKED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly GALLEY-WESTERN CROOKED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly HARUM-SCARUM Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly HELL, WEST AND CROOKED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 in confusion, disorderly MOMMICKED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 in confusion, disorderly MUZZY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly NOHOW Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 in confusion, disorderly OFF THE HINGES Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 in confusion, disorderly OFF THE HOOKS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 in confusion, disorderly OUT OF KELTER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 in confusion, disorderly OUT OF KILTER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 in confusion, disorderly RAMBLE-SCRAMBLE Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 in confusion, disorderly SCREWY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 in confusion, disorderly SKELTER-HELTER Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 in confusion, disorderly SKY-WEST AND CROOKED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 in confusion, disorderly SKY-WESTERN CROOKED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 in confusion, disorderly SLOPSYTURVY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly TOPSIDE-THE-OTHER-WAY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly TOPSIDE-TOTHERWAY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly TOPSIDE-TURFWAY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly TOPSIDE-TURNED Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly TOPSIDE-TURVY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly TOPSY-TURN Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly TURVY-TOPSY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly UPSYTURVY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly WHICHAWAY Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, disorderly YAW-WAYS Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, gone wrong ASPRAWL Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– in confusion, head over heels, end over end, topsy-turvy ARSE-OVER-TEAKETTLE 1955 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, head over heels, end over end, topsy-turvy ASS-OVER-APPETITE 1943 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, head over heels, end over end, topsy-turvy ASS-OVER-ELBOW 1972 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, head over heels, end over end, topsy-turvy ASS-OVER-TEAKETTLE 1948 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, head over heels, end over end, topsy-turvy ASS-OVER-TIN CUP(S) 1963 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, head over heels, end over end, topsy-turvy ASS-OVER-TIP 1976 Amer. sl.
– in confusion, head over heels, end over end, topsy-turvy ASS-OVER-TIT 1939
– in confusion, higgledy-piggledy MERRY-MUCK HEAPT 1848 Eng. dial.
– in confusion, in a disorderly state; in a topsy-turvy manner HAGGERDASH 1808 Sc. obs.
– in confusion, in a disorderly state; in a topsy-turvy manner HAGGERDECASH 1808 Sc. obs.
– in confusion, in a headlong, precipitate manner; rashly, rudely RAM-TAM 1735 Sc.
– in confusion, in a headlong, precipitate manner; recklessly, rashly, rudely RAM-STAM 1735 Sc. & Eng. dial.
 in confusion, in all directions NINETY WAYS TO DIXIE 1967 Amer. dial.
– in confusion or disorder, confusedly HAND OVER HEAD Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– in confusion or disorder; walking backwards TARSIE-VERSIE 1838 Sc.
– in confusion or disorder; walking backwards TERSY-VERSY 1838 Eng. dial.
– in confusion, pell-mell THROUGH ONE ANOTHER 1893 Eng. dial.
– in confusion, pell-mell, topsy-turvy HEADS AND HOLLS Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– in confusion, pell-mell, topsy-turvy HEADS AND HORNS Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– in confusion, pell-mell, topsy-turvy HEADS AND THRAWART(S) 1893 Sc.
 in confusion, rudely RAMSTAM 19C Sc. & Eng. dial.
– in confusion; topsy-turvy REEL-RALL 1827 Sc. & N. Ireland
– in confusion, upside down, bottom upwards; disorderly TOPSIDE T’OTHER-WAY 1577
– in confusion, upside down, unstable, head over heels ASS OVER APPETITE 1956
– in confusion, upside down, unstable, head over heels ASS OVER APPLE CART 1923
– in confusion, upside down, unstable, head over heels ASS OVER HEAD 1888
– in confusion, upside down, unstable, head over heels ASS OVER TIT 1939
– in confusion, upside down; backwards-front; reversed ARSIE-VERSIE;  ARSI-VERSI 1577
– in confusion, upside down; topsy-turvy; head over heels; backwards-front ARSEY-VERSY 1539
 in confusion, with extra hurry; tumultuously HURRY-BURRY 1791 Sc.
– in disorderly confusion or haste SKITTER-SKATTER 1967 Amer. dial.
– in disorderly confusion or haste SKITTY-WAMPUS 1968 Amer. dial.
– in great confusion ALL-ABROAD 1577
 in great confusion RIBBLE-RABBLE c1460 rare or Sc.
 in great confusion; higgledy-piggledy HOXTER-POXTER 1865 Sc.
– in to utter confusion or disorder; upside down, topsy-turvy TAPSALTEERIE 1783 Sc.
– in to utter confusion or disorder; upside down, topsy-turvy TAPSATEERIE 1863 Sc.
– in to utter confusion or disorder; upside down, topsy-turvy TAPSEE-TEERIE 1821 Sc.
– into confusion, askew SKY WEST AND CROOKED 1931 Amer. dial.
– into confusion, disarray, or destruction CAT-WEST 1946 Amer. dial.
– into confusion, in all directions HELL-BENT AND CROOKED 1914 Amer. dial.
– into confusion, in all directions HELL-WEST AND CROOKED 1907 Amer. dial.
– into confusion, in all directions HELL-WESTERN CROOKED 1898 Amer. dial.
– into confusion, in all directions HELL-WESTERN CROOKEDY 1962 Amer. dial.
– with disorderly confusion or haste; helter-skelter RIFTY TUFTY 1592 obs.
 
CONFUSE etc. – INTERJECTIONS/PHRASES
– an exclamation of absolute confusion, extreme surprise, etc. WHAT IN BLUE BLAZES? E19 sl.
– an exclamation of absolute confusion, extreme surprise, etc. WHO THE BLAZES? E19 sl.
– an exclamation of absolute confusion, extreme surprise, etc. WHY THE BLAZES? E19 sl.
– indication of confusion on the part of somebody being dimwitted or stupid I’VE BEEN COMING HERE 18 YEARS IN CONCUSSION Bk1998 NZ sl.
– one is thoroughly confused or terrified; hence, one is talking nonsense ONE’S ASS SUCKS BUTTERMILK c1954 Amer. sl.
– one is thoroughly confused or terrified; hence, one is talking nonsense ONE’S ASS SUCKS STRAIGHT WIND 1961 Amer. sl.
– one is thoroughly confused or terrified; hence, one is talking nonsense ONE’S ASS SUCKS WIND 1920 Amer. sl.
– one is thoroughly confused or terrified; hence, one is talking nonsense ONE’S ASSHOLE SUCKS WIND 1967 Amer. sl.
– said of someone who is in a state of confusion DOESN’T KNOW IF HE’S/SHE’S ARTHUR OR MARTHA 1964 Aust. & NZ sl.
 
CONFUSE etc. – NOUNS
– a confusion, a mess FUCK-UP 20C US sl.
– a confusion, a mess, a muddle; noise, riot HASHY;  HASSIE 1866 Sc.
– a confusion, a mess, a pickle BUMBLE-BATH 1595 sl.
– a confusion, a muddle HAISTER;  HASTRIE1824 Sc. obs.
– a confused and broken mass MANGMENT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a confused assemblage of persons or mass of things LURRY 1607 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– a confused, complex, and distasteful state of affairs; a complicated enigma CANFUL OF ANGLE-WORMS;  CAN OF WORMS 1927-28 US
– a confused crowd; a tangle BRANGLE Bk1911 Sc.
– a confused, disorderly, or dirty condition; a muddle, a confusion; anything unpalatable MESSMENT 1889 Eng. dial.
– a confused group; a medley, a mixture, hotchpotch FARRAGO 1632
– a confused heap IMBROGLIO;  EMBROGLIO 1750
– a confused mass MANGHANGLE 1873 Eng. dial.
– a confused mass ROIL 1690 rare, now chiefly US
– a confused mass; a mess; a muddle; fig. a blunder, a dilemma MANCH Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a confused mass; a mixture MANG 1880 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a confused mass, a muddle HIBBLEDY-HOBBLEDY 1895 Eng. dial.
– a confused mess; a state of chaos DOG’S BREAKFAST 1892 sl.
– a confused mixture; also, a muddle MASH 1598
– a confused mixture or medley of persons or things; confused talk GALLIMAWFRY 1856 Eng. dial.
– a confused or awkward state of affairs BAD JOB Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– a confused or awkward state of affairs FINE KETTLE OF FISH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– a confused or awkward state of affairs NICE KETTLE OF FISH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
 a confused or awkward state of affairs PRETTY KETTLE OF FISH Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– a confused or dirty state AGGLE 1902 Sc.
– a confused set of circumstances; a mix-up CALLALLOO 2003 Trinidad and Tobago
– a confused situation; a mess BALLS-UP E20 Brit. sl.
– a confused situation; a mess BALL-UP E20 Brit. sl.
– a confused thing or state of affairs; anything confusing BAG OF NAILS 1859 sl.
– a confusion; a disturbance THROUGH-OTHER 1792 Sc.
– a confusion; mental confusion HARL a1697 Eng. dial.
– a confusion, muddle FAKEMENT 1892 Eng. dial.
– a confusion, racket, noise; a noisy crowd TANRACKET Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a confusion, tangle RAVELMENT 1833 Sc.
– a great confusion GO-AND-COME 1952 Amer. dial.
– a great confusion, a disorderly crowd, rabble RIBBLE-RABBILL 1771 Sc.
– a mind which is very confused, distracted MESSY ATTIC 1960s Amer. sl.
– an example of uncontrollable confusion; chaos CHINAMAN’S NIGHTMARE 1982 Amer. sl.
– anything confused or involved; a difficulty TANGLEMENT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– anything confused or tangled; a tangle TAFFLE 1889 Eng. dial.
– anything in a confused or huddled state MISHMASHERIE 1825 Sc.
– a place or gathering of confusion, wild lawless violence, and uproar PANDEMONIUM 1779
– a scene of confusion MADHOUSE 1919 sl.
– a scene of confusion; a confused or noisy assembly BABEL 1625
– a scene of great confusion; a chaotic situation POLISH FIRE DRILL 1978 Amer. dial.
– a state of confusion COCKPIT FOG World War II Amer. sl.
– a state of confusion DITHER Bk2006 US sl.
– a state of confusion GO-AROUND 1958 Amer. dial.
– a state of confusion MUDGE 1936 Amer. dial.
– a state of confusion; a bustle STIRABOUT 1905
– a state of confusion; a disturbance, turmoil REE-RAW 1854
– a state of confusion, a flurry, a disorganized state of affairs PAUCHLE 1958 Sc.
– a state of confusion, agitation, or excitement FLUMMER 1873 Eng. dial.
– a state of confusion, agitation, restlessness, nervousness, or dither for little reason TIZZ 1954 sl.
– a state of confusion, agitation, restlessness, nervousness, or dither for little reason TIZZY 1935 sl., orig. US
– a state of confusion, a hubbub POB-BOB 1898 Sc.
– a state of confusion; a mixture MEESCHLE Bk1905 Sc.
– a state of confusion, a mixup REE-RYE 1981 Amer. dial.
– a state of confusion; a muddle MISH-MASH 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a state of confusion; a muddle FAUCHLE 1952 Sc.
– a state of confusion, anxiety, nervous excitement, or impatience; a struggle, difficulty TEW 1864 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
– a state of confusion, a tizzy TIZZLE-TAZZLE 1957 Amer. dial.
– a state of confusion, disorder, untidiness DISHABILLE 1853 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– a state of confusion; dither FLAT SPIN 20C colloq.
– a state of confusion, embarrassment, or defeat HACK 1835 Amer. dial.
– a state of confusion, excitement or a longing expectation or desire; a vain hope; a quandary NINNY-WATCH 1746 Eng. dial.
– a state of confusion, excitement, disorder; a bustle, a tumult FEERY-FARRY 1535 Sc. obs.
– a state of confusion, excitement, sudden passion, etc. PANSHEET 1895 Eng. dial.
– a state of confusion; muddle; light-headedness; fuddle BEES Bk1911 Sc.
– a state of confusion or excitement GROUND LOOP 1943 Amer. aviation sl.
– a state of confusion or excitement MOMMIX 1953 Amer. dial.
– a state of confusion or uncertainty; a morass MUCK 1875 Amer. dial.
– a state of confusion; turmoil, disturbance REEL-RALL;  REEL-RAWL 1864 Sc.
– a state of great confusion and entanglement; a complicated or difficult situation (esp. political or dramatic); a confused misunderstanding or disagreement EMBROGLIO;  IMBROGLIO 1818
– a state of mental confusion or perplexity TANGLE 1873 Sc.
– a state of utter confusion TAIL SPIN Bk2002 Aust. sl. 
– a term used in a confused, chaotic, or fouled-up situation; Situation Normal, All Fucked-Up”, or “Situation Normal, All Fouled-Up” SNAFU World War II military usage
– confused noise or activity ALARUMS AND EXCURSIONS Bk1999
– confused or worthless discourse SKIMBLE-SKAMBLE 1619
– confusion DUKE’S MIXTURE Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– confusion HOBBLE-BOBBLE B1900 Eng. dial.
 confusion QUABBLE 1887 Eng. dial.
– confusion, a busy time; bustle; confusion; the state of being busy THRANG; THRONG 1737 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– confusion, a disturbance REUL 1703 Eng. dial.
– confusion, a disturbance, commotion, uproar UPSTIR 1549 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– confusion, a jumble HEDLEY-MEDLEY 1646 obs.
– confusion, a loud noise or clamour; a riot; a sudden report RAIRD Bk1905 Sc. obs.
– confusion, a loud noise; uproar HULLABALOO 1762 UK sl.
– confusion, a mess MERGAL;  MERGLE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confusion; a mess; a confused mixture; a hotch-potch MINGLE-MANGLE 1549
– confusion, a mess; a state of dirty mess or untidiness JAKES 1867 Eng. dial.
– confusion, a mess, mix-up OOGIS 1964 Sc.
– confusion, a muddled affair; a mix-up GUDDLE 20C colloq.
– confusion, a muddle, tangle RAVEL 1891 Sc.
– confusion and bustle; any incident of an exciting or busy character THRONG-DEED Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confusion and bustle; trouble and worry; any bothersome, complicated situation PARANGLES 1940s W. Indies sl.
– confusion, a shambles, chaos OLE-MAS 20C W. Indies sl.
– confusion, a state of disorder MOPPLE B1900 Eng. dial.
– confusion, a state of tumult or disorder REILIEBOGIE Bk1904 Sc.
– confusion, an uproar MIGGAL-CON-PORE;  MIGGLE-CUM-PORE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confusion, an uproar, turmoil HABBER-GALYO 1929 Sc.
– confusion, bewilderment BAISE;  BAIZE;  BAZE 1833 Sc.
– confusion, bewilderment, disorder ANSHUM-SCRANSHUM;  HANCHUM-SCRANSHUM 1856 Eng. dial.
– confusion; bewilderment; perplexity; nervous excitement MIZ-MAZE;  MIZZ-MAZE;  MIZZY-MAZE 1842 Eng. dial.
– confusion, bustle, disorder SCOUTHER;  SCOWDER 1856 Eng. dial.
– confusion, bustle, disturbance, esp. confused preparation for an event SCOW Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– confusion; bustle; excitement; flurry FLUSTRATION c1740 sl.
– confusion, bustle, turmoil SCOWDERING 1881 Eng. dial.
– confusion, bustle, turmoil SCOWDERMENT Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– confusion, chaos CAFFUFFLE 1975 Barbados sl.
– confusion, commotion LANT 1825 Sc.
– confusion, commotion, uproar, tumult, disturbance HUBBLE-SHUBBLE c1550 obs. rare
– confusion, destruction, smithereens, a lost or scattered state VILLYAROO 1912 Sc.
– confusion, discomfiture, check BAFFLE 1628 obs.
– confusion, disorder ARROY Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– confusion, disorder HARRIAGE 1830 Eng. dial.
– confusion, disorder MIDGE-MADGE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confusion; disorder MING-MANG Bk1903 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– confusion, disorder MOBLEMENT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confusion, disorder OOMO 1929 Sc.
– confusion, disorder RAMTANGLEMENT 1825 Sc.
– confusion, disorder SCRAWLATION 1828 Eng. dial.
– confusion, disorder, disarray, disturbance CADDLE 1825 Eng. dial.
– confusion, disorder, disarray, embarrassment KADDLE 1870 Eng. dial.
 confusion, disturbance, disorder, tumult, uproar; a brawl, hubbub, commotion GARBOIL 1548 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– confusion, disturbance, or tumult like that of a rabble; riotous conduct RABBLEMENT 1590 rare
– confusion, entanglement IMPLICATE 1638 obs.
– confusion, entanglement; contradiction of terms IMPLICANCY 1638 obs. rare
– confusion, entanglement; perplexity HAMPER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confusion, entanglement; perplexity HAMPERMENT Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confusion, excitement LARRY 1876 Eng. dial.
– confusion from surprise or sudden check; discomfiture, shame BASHMENT c1325 obs.
– confusion, fuss TALLY HO 20C Irish sl.
– confusion, fuss; gossip, chatter CADDLEMENT 1889 Eng. dial.
– confusion; medley MIXMUX Bk1913-17 Amer. dial.
– confusion; mischief SCADDLE Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– confusion, muddle; an untidy heap or mess; a litter; a confused, shapeless mass MAMMOCK; MOMMOCK;  MUMMOCK 1875 Eng. dial.
– confusion, muddle-headedness ADDLE-HEADEDNESS 1835
– confusion, muddle-headedness ADDLEMENT 1859
 confusion, muddling up; a state of disorder or the causing of disorder TAISLE 1866 Sc.
 confusion, muddy brains, muddle-headedness KENNEL WITS 1598 obs.
– confusion, noise KADOOMENT 20C W. Indies sl.
– confusion, noise; a buzzing noise in the ear DING Bk1900 Eng. dial.
– confusion, noise, clatter DING-DANG;  DING-DONG 1730 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– confusion, noise, din UTIS 1875 Eng. dial.
– confusion or bustle caused by excitement; tumult HURRY-BURRY a1800 Sc.
– confusion or muddle a complete failure; a botch MUCK-UP L19 colloq.
– confusion, panic, fluster, a great flurry CONFLOPTION 19C Sc. & N. Eng. dial
– confusion; perplexity BRANGLEMENT Bk1911 Sc.
– confusion, perplexity, amazement MAZERMENT 1768 Sc. obs.
– confusion, perplexity, quandary BARBULYE 1820 Sc. arch.
– confusion, scurry, disturbance SCOUVER;  SKOUVER 1860 Eng. dial.
– confusion, shame FASH 1841 Eng. dial.
– confusion, surprise; a state of amazement, bewilderment, or astonishment MAZE 1827 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial.
– confusion, tangle, rubbish, litter HAFFICK Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confusion, trouble RAVE B1900 Eng. dial.
– confusion, tumult FIRLY-FARLY 19C Eng. dial.
 confusion, tumult, bustle caused by excitement HURRY-DURRY 1732 obs. rare
– confusion, tumult, larking, pranks ORDER Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– confusion, tumult, uproar, disturbance, hubbub HABBLE 1795 Sc.
– confusion, turmoil BIRR 1892 Sc.
– confusion, turmoil JABBLE 1894 Sc.
– confusion, turmoil JAMBLE 1965 Amer. dial.
– confusion, turmoil, a hurly-burly, a commotion, tumult, strife, uproar BURLY 1835
– confusion, want of plan THROUGH-OTHERNESS 1849-50 Sc. & Ireland
– confusion, worry MOLLY BÁN;  MOLLY BAWN 20C Irish sl.
– describing a situation where everything is confused as usual; “Situation Normal, Everything Fucked-Up” SNEFU 20C
– describing a situation where everything is confused as usual; “Situation Normal, Really All Fucked-Up” SNRAFU 20C sl.
– enthusiastic confusion or confused enthusiasm CONFUSIASM Bk1942 Amer. sl.
– great confusion; a confused mass of anything MEESCHLE-MASCHLE Bk1905 Sc.
– great confusion, an uproar MIDGETTY-POR Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– mental confusion; craziness, eccentricity DOTTINESS 1885
– mental confusion; entanglement MELDER Bk1905 Sc.
– mental confusion, foolishness, folly; madness DOTERY 1587 obs.
– mental confusion, impairment of the intellect DOTTRY 1576 obs. rare
– noisy confusion BABELDOM 1882
– noisy confusion of speech; strange utterance BABELISM 1834
– the state of confusion in which ‘Things Are Really Fucked Up” T.A.R.F.U. 20C
 utter confusion, chaos, disorder TOHU AND BOHU;  TOHU-BOHU 1619
– utter confusion; an accident scene of great confusion CHINESE FIRE DRILL 1952 Amer. sl., usually offensive
 
CONFUSE etc. – NOUNS, PERSON
– a confused blundering, muddle-headed fellow BLUNDERHEAD 1697
– a confused, inadequate person, esp. a woman who is undergoing emotional problems MISH-MASH 1950s sl.
 a confused person; one who is always in haste HASTREL Bk1902 Sc.
– a confused, silly, or stupid person; a wild, harum-scarum person; a spendthrift RATTLE-BRAIN B1900 Eng. dial.
– a mentally confused personan oaf; a hopelessly stupid person MESS 1936 sl.
– a person who intentionally tries to confuse someone MIND FUCKER Bk1980 Amer. sl.
– a person who is confused or perplexed over things that are clear and simple to others PUZZLE-HEAD 1888
– a person who looks or feels confused, unstable, or odd SKETCH 1980s US students’ sl.
– a person who looks or feels confused, unstable, or odd SKETCHBALL 1980s US students’ sl.
– a person who looks or feels confused, unstable, or odd SKETCHER 1980s US students’ sl.
– a person whose wits are confused NAZZ-NOLL;  NAZZ-NOWL Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– a person who speaks or acts confusedly HAISTER; HAISTERS 1825 Sc.
 
CONFUSE etc. – PHRASES
– something is extremely confusing AKEYBO BEATS THE DEVIL M19 sl.
 
CONFUSE etc. – VERBS
– to act confused FLAT SPIN World War II Amer. sl.
– to be confused BE ALL FLUMMUXED UP Bk1905 Amer. dial.
– to be confused, stupefied with drink, etc. HAVE ONE’S HEAD IN THE BEES 1813 Sc.
– to be confusing BEAT AKEYBO M19 sl.
– to be in a confusion or turmoil BIRR Bk1911 Sc.
– to be in a state of confusion or perplexity HARL 1889 Eng. dial.
– to be in confusion, bustle, or disorder SCOW Bk1904 Eng. dial.
– to be or become confused or bewildered MAR c950 obs.
– to become confused BORE Bk1904 Amer. college sl.
– to become confused or bewildered; to forget MADDLE Bk1905 Eng. dial.
– to become confused or distressed to the point of losing control of oneself; to become frantic or crazed with emotion, love, rage, etc. MANG 1766 Sc.
– to become confused or stupefied; to stupefy, to bewilder MAZLE;  MAZZLE;  MEZZLE 1848 Eng. dial.
– to become confused through weariness or exhaustion TAIVER;  TAVER 1808 Sc.
– to become confused, to become stupid; of old people: to dote, to betray loss of memory and of mental faculties DAFFLE 1796 Eng. dial.
– to bring to confusion BABELIZE 1600
– to cause confusion; to blunder; to wreak havoc with PLAY SMASH (WITH) 1841 Amer. dial.
– to cause confusion; to blunder; to wreak havoc with; to do a thing wholly wrong PLAY SMASH WITH 1915 Amer. dial.
– to cause great confusion and disorder; to turn everything topsy-turvy THROW THE HOUSE OUT OF THE WINDOW 1621
– to collapse into confusion TURN OLD-MAS 20C W. Indies sl.
– to confuse FUCK M20 US sl.
– to confuse MULVATHER M19 Irish sl.
– to confuse, agitate, disturb GARBOIL 1572 obs.
– to confuse and badger someone into behaviour or a particular manner of thinking FUCK SOMEONE’S MIND M20 US sl.
– to confuse and surprise someone SAND Bk1904 Sc.
– to confuse, bluster or embarrass BAMBLUSTERCATE 19C sl.
– to confuse, emotionally overload, and make stressed DO YOUR HEAD IN 1982 UK sl.
– to confuse, especially by contradictory assertions ZAGGLE B1900 Eng. dial.
– to confuse in argument; to reduce to a dilemma AMPLUSH 1848 Sc. & Ireland
– to confuse, mix, throw into disorder MABBLE 1821 Eng. dial.
– to confuse or be confused ANGLE UP 1900s African-American sl.
– to confuse or become confused FOG 1872
– to confuse or bewilder with much talking or questioning; to lead astray TAIVER;  TAVER 1861 Sc.
– to confuse or deceive someone DO A SNOW JOB ON Bk2006 US sl.
– to confuse or fool a person; to cause a person to become crazy or foolish DOTE c1440 obs.
– to confuse or hoax in a noisy manner BAMBLUSTERATE 19C sl.
– to confuse or mix things; to throw into disorder; to entangle, to knot HATTER Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– to confuse or muddle completely BEMUDDLE 1862
– to confuse or ravel; to entangle, to twist, to knot together HARL a1300 Eng. dial.
– to confuse or render light-headed BEWOTTLE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to confuse or worry or confuse, esp. by ‘dinning’ in one’s ears DEAVE c1340 obs. exc. Sc. & N. Eng. dial.
 to confuse, perplex RAFFLE 19C Eng. dial.
– to confuse, perplex, astonish CONFUBUSCATE 1880 sl.
– to confuse someone or something CAFFUFFLE 1965 Barbados sl.
– to confuse the brain, mind, conscience, etc. TANGLE a1340 obs.
– to confuse the senses of; to bewilder; to puzzle BEMIST 1627
– to confuse, to abash, to dismay; to put out of countenance DASH c1631 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to astonish, to astound DAMMER 1897 Sc.
– to confuse, to baffle, to perplex, to worry, to annoy BOFFLE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to baffle; to defeat intellectually confuse BEAT M19 sl.
– to confuse, to bamboozle, to deceive, to seduce, to obtain money by trickery RUN A GAME ON 1960s African-American sl.
– to confuse, to bamboozle, to tease; to overawe, to frighten, to intimidate, esp. by bluff BUFFALO 1891 Amer. dial.
– to confuse; to become confused BALL-UP Bk1904 Amer. college sl.
– to confuse, to bewilder BAMBOOZLE 1712
– to confuse, to bewilder BEDOOZLE 19C Amer. sl.
– to confuse, to bewilder DISCOMBOBBERATE 1838 US sl.
– to confuse, to bewilder DISCOMBOBULATE 1916 sl. orig. & chiefly US
– to confuse, to bewilder EMBERLUCOCK 1653 obs. rare
– to confuse, to bewilder MAGEEGLE 20C Irish sl.
– to confuse; to bewilder RATTLE 20C Amer. sl.
– to confuse, to bewilder THROW 1844 sl., orig. US
– to confuse, to bewilder, to mislead BLEND Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to bewilder, to perplex EMBLUSTRICATE a1693 obs.
– to confuse, to bewilder, to perplex MASKER c725 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to bewilder, to perplex BUMFUZZLE 1905 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to bewilder, to perplex; to play tricks upon; to deceive; to humbug BUMFOOZLE 1880 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to bewilder, to perplex; to stupefy; to muddle; to make drowsy or full DOZE 1617 obs.
– to confuse, to bewilder; to perplex, to trouble; to grieve, to distress MAR a1300 obs.
– to confuse, to blunder BALAHACK L19 US sl.
– to confuse; to blunder BALLYHACK 1901 Amer. dial.
– to confuse; to blunder BOLLYHOCK 1901 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to botch, to mess up MOMOX 1867 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to bungle, to mismanage, to spoil; to work in a dirty and clumsy manner MARTYR Bk1905 Sc.
– to confuse, to confound BEAT SOMEONE’S TIME M19 US sl.
– to confuse, to confound GRAVEL 1601
– to confuse; to confound MOMMUX 1867 Amer. sl.
– to confuse; to confound MOMMUX UP 1913 Amer. sl.
– to confuse; to confound; to defeat; to take advantage of; to overcome easily PLAY HORSE WITH 1900 US sl.
– to confuse, to confound; to strike dumb; to nonplus DUMBFOUND;  DUMFOUND;  DUMBFOUNDER 1710
– to confuse, to deafen DAFFLE 1796 Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to deceive BAMBOODLE 1966 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to deceive BAMFUZZLE 1950 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to disorder BOOGER UP 1934 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to disorder; to damage, to spoil BUGGER UP 1934 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to disturb, to trouble DRUMBLE 1637 Sc. & Eng. dial. obs.
– to confuse, to embarrass DATTER 1952 Amer. dial.
 to confuse; to embarrass; to annoy PLAGUE 1923 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to embarrass, to disconcert HORNSWOGGLE 1829 colloq., orig. US
– to confuse, to entangle BRANGLE Bk1911 Sc.
– to confuse, to entangle mentally IMPLICATE 1625 obs.
– to confuse, to entangle; to embroil IMBRANGLE 1856 Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to fool, to overcome by trickery; to bewilder FLUMMOX;  FLUMMUX 1837 sl.
– to confuse, to jumble JARGOGLE 1692 obs.
– to confuse, to jumble; to befuddle JABBLE 1901 Sc. & Amer. dial.
– to confuse; to make a medley of; to mix up; to jumble together MINGLE-MANGLE 1549
 to confuse, to make a mess of, to spoil MUMMOCK 1950 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to make confusion MAKE HAY (OF) 1703
– to confuse, to make giddy; to daze GIDDIFY 1628
– to confuse; to mess up BALLS UP 20C sl.
– to confuse, to mess up, to hurt GAFFLE UP 20C teen & high school sl.
 to confuse; to mess up; to interfere with; to ruin or impair; to botch JAZZ UP 1917 Amer. sl.
– to confuse, to mislead, to dupe DUST 1814 sl.
– to confuse, to mislead, to dupe DUST THE EYES OF 1867 sl.
– to confuse, to mislead or deter by a show of confidence or superiority; to fob off BLUFF 1864
– to confuse, to mislead, to dupe by making ‘blind’ to the actual facts of the case THROW DUST IN THE EYES OF 1612
– to confuse, to mix MOMMIX 1906 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to muddle MIZZLE 1938 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to muddle BEMUD 1599
– to confuse, to muddle, to disorder BARBULYE c1572 Sc. arch.
– to confuse, to muddle, to mess up; to make untidy or disorderly TAZZLE;  TAZZLE UP 1948 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to muddle; to intoxicate, to make drunk muddle FUZZLE 1621 obs.
– to confuse, to muddle; to spoil, to make abortive ADDLE c1712
– to confuse, to mystify, to puzzle CABOBBLE 1880 Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to obscure BEFOG 1603
– to confuse, to perplex MAMMER;  MOMMER 1825 Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex FERHOODLE 1935 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to bewilder BEPUZZLE 1599 rare
– to confuse, to perplex, to disconcert; to disarrange; to put out of order DECOMBOBLATE 1965 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to disconcertto disarrange; to put out of order DISCOMBOBBLE 1965 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to disconcertto disarrange; to put out of order DISCOMBOBERATE 1840 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to disconcertto disarrange; to put out of order DISCOMBOBOLATE 1943 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to disconcertto disarrange; to put out of order DISCOMBOBRACATE 1834 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to disconcertto disarrange; to put out of order DISCOMBOOBELATE 1965 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to disconcertto disarrange; to put out of order DISCOMBOOBERATE 1943 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to disconcertto disarrange; to put out of order DISCOMBOOBLE 1965 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to disconcertto disarrange; to put out of order DISCOMBOOMERATE 1965 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to disconcertto disarrange; to put out of order DISCOMBULATE 1965 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to disconcertto disarrange; to put out of order DISCONBOBBERATE 1965 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to disconcertto disarrange; to put out of order DISCUMBOBERATE 1916 Amer. dial.
– to confuse, to perplex, to muddle BURBLE 1843 Sc.
– to confuse, to perplex, to nonplus, to embarrass, to impede, to hamper or foil in the performance of anything HABBLE 1825 Sc.
– to confuse, to play tricks upon; to deceive; to humbug BAMFOOZLE 1842 Eng. & Amer. dial.
– to confuse; to put into a disorderly state TEVEL 1828 Sc.
– to confuse, to put out, to disconcert, to put into disorder PUT OUT OF ONE’S BIAS c1619
– to confuse, to puzzle MOPPLE 1869 Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to puzzle BAMBAZE Bk1911 Sc.
– to confuse, to puzzle, to bewilder, to muddle MAFFLE 1781 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to render incapable of coherent thought, to perplex RAVEL 1866 Sc.
– to confuse, to ruin; to mess up FUCK UP 20C US sl.
– to confuse, to startle BUNGFUNGER 1836 US
– to confuse, to stun, to stupefy, to daze DAWSEL;  DAWZLE;  DORSLE 1895 Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to stupefy; to render stupid DOZZLE a1670 obs. exc. Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to surprise, to astonish TAKE A FEATHER OUT OF 20C Irish sl.
– to confuse, to tangle, to entangle, to muddle TAIGLE 1898 Sc.
– to confuse, to throw into disorder CADDLE Bk1898 Eng. dial.
– to confuse, to trick JARGOOZLE L19 sl.
– to confuse, to trouble BARBULYIE 1790 Sc.
– to confuse with a deluge of smooth, if insincere talk SNOW;  SNOW UNDER 1940s US sl.
– to confuse with false information; to tell lies; to tease BATSHIT 1960s US sl.
– to confuse with noise GALLY 1869 Eng. dial
– to create confusion; to mess up MUCK ABOUT 20C Brit. colloq.
– to create confusion, trouble, or uproar RAISE CAIN 1849
– to create confusion, trouble, or uproar RAISE THE DEVIL 1841
– to create confusion, trouble, or uproar RAISE THE MISCHIEF c1865
– to get into a confusion or tangle; to entangle, to disorder, to muddle RAVEL 1791 Sc.
– to get into a state of confusion or excitement NINNY-WATCH 1866 Eng. dial.
– to make confused FOX 1876 US
– to make confused, fuzzy, or indistinct; to blur, to confound FUZZ 1907
– to make utterly confused or muddled, as with intoxicating liquor; to put into a stupid stare, to stupefy BEMUSE 1735
– to move about in a confused manner; to confuse, to daze MOAX 1841 Eng. dial.
– to move or work in a confused manner; to disarrange; to walk in an aimless, disorderly fashion REEL-RALL Bk1904 Sc.
– to put a thing into confusion MAKE A RAVELLED HASP Bk1902 Eng. dial.
– to put into confusion; to tangle, to ravel WAFFLE 1908 Sc.
– to put to confusion EFFRONT 1649 obs. rare
– to put to confusion, to discomfit; also, to be confounded ABAVE 1303 obs.
– to put to confusion; to make or cause to feel queer; to cause to go wrong QUEER 1818 Sc. & Eng. dial.
– to render a person confused, stupid, or slow-witted DUNCIFY 1594
– to speak confusedly RABBLE 19C Eng. dial.
– to throw a person into confusion, agitation, or tremulous excitement FLUTTER 1664
– to throw into a confused state MISH-MASH 1791 Sc.
– to throw into confusion MEESCHLE Bk1905 Sc.
– to throw into confusion or disorder; to mix up BOLLIX 1937 Amer. dial.
– to throw into confusion or disorder; to mix up; to mess or disarrange things BULLOX 1949 Amer. dial.
– to throw into confusion, to disarrange; to pull about, to mess, to make dirty; to worry MAMMOCK;  MOMMOCK 1899 Eng. dial.
– to throw into confusion; to disturb greatly; to perturb CONTURBATE 1657 obs.
– to throw into confusion; to excite, to rouse UPSTIR 1663 obs. exc. Eng. dial. obs.
– to throw into confusion; to reduce to a state of disorder, to wreck RAMSHACKLE 1825 Sc.
– to throw into confusion, to ruin, to spoil; to wreck GUM UP (THE WORKS) 1890 Amer. sl.
– to throw into confusion; to turn topsy-turvy, to overturn, to turn upside down TOPSY-TURN 1573 rare
– to throw into confusion; to turn topsy-turvy, to turn upside down TOPSIDE-TURN 1637 rare
– to throw into confusion; to turn topsy-turvy, to turn upside down TOPSY-TURVE 1603 obs. rare
– to throw into confusion; to turn topsy-turvy, to upset TOPSY-TURVYIZE 1893
– to turn everything into confusion; to make a great disturbance or commotion PLAY OLD GOOSEBERRY 1828