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adjective confused pronunciation in American English /kənˈfjuzd/

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  1. 1
    unable to understand something or think clearly about it
    She was starting to feel a bit confused.
    confused about: I’m still a little confused about what happened.
    totally/utterly/thoroughly/hopelessly confused: Polly stared at him, totally confused.
  2. 2
    complicated and not well organized or explained
    Their ideas were a bit confused.
    The situation is still fairly confused.

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 confused pronunciation in American English /kənˈfjuzədli/ adverb


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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