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Not able to think clearly - thesaurus

Synonyms

confused

adjective

unable to understand something or think clearly about it

bewildered

adjective

confused and not certain what to do

perplexed

adjective

confused because you cannot understand something

dazed

adjective

unable to think clearly or understand what is happening because you are surprised, upset, tired, or have been hit on the head

spaced

adjective

informal slightly confused and unable to concentrate, for example because you are tired

foggy

adjective

confused because you cannot think or see clearly

disoriented

adjective

confused about where you are or what direction you are moving in

beside yourself

unable to think clearly because you are very angry, upset, or excited

at a loss (to do something)

confused and not knowing what to do

can’t think straight

to be unable to consider things carefully or correctly

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404

adjective

very informal if someone is 404 they are completely confused and have no idea about what to do

addled

adjective

not able to think clearly

all at sea

mainly British confused and not certain what to do

(all) hot and bothered

upset and confused, for example because you have too much to do

at your wits’ end

so worried and tired because of your problems that you cannot think of any more ways of solving them

bedazzled

adjective

literary very impressed and slightly confused by something

befuddled

adjective

very confused, and unable to think clearly

bemused

adjective

confused

be out of your head

to be unable to think clearly, especially because of having taken drugs or drunk too much alcohol

cannot see/think straight

to be unable to see or think clearly

cloudy

adjective

confused

delirious

adjective

medical talking or thinking in a confused way because you are sick

disconcerted

adjective

feeling worried, confused, or surprised

disorientated

adjective

British disoriented

disoriented

adjective

unable to think clearly or make sensible decisions

distracted

adjective

not able to concentrate on something

distraught

adjective

extremely worried, upset, or confused

dizzy

adjective

feeling or making you feel excited or confused, especially because everything is changing very fast

flummoxed

adjective

extremely confused

flustered

adjective

feeling confused, embarrassed, or nervous, especially because you have too much to do or too little time to do something

fuddled

adjective

informal unable to think clearly

harassed

adjective

upset and confused because you do not have enough time or energy to do all the things that you need to do

in a daze

not concentrating, thinking clearly, or understanding what is happening around you

in a stew

very nervous, worried, or confused about something

in a tizzy

feeling very nervous or confused

mixed up

adjective

confused

non compos mentis

adjective

often humorous unable to think clearly, for example because of being drunk

nonplussed

adjective

so surprised and confused that you do not know what to do or say

not know whether to laugh or cry

to feel confused and not know what to do when something bad happens, usually something unexpected

not know whether you’re coming or going

to feel very confused, usually because you have too many things to deal with

off balance

surprised, upset, or confused by something

on the edge

so unhappy or confused that you are close to doing something silly or becoming mentally ill

punch-drunk

adjective

confused because you have not had enough sleep, or are in a very difficult situation

punchy

adjective

American punch-drunk

puzzled

adjective

confused because you cannot understand something

scatterbrained

adjective

informal not thinking in an organized way and often forgetting or losing things

screwed up

adjective

informal feeling very upset, unhappy, or confused, especially as a result of a bad experience

someone can’t see the forest for the trees

used for saying that someone is so worried about small details that they do not see the most basic and important features of a situation. The British phrase is can’t see the wood for the trees.

spacey

adjective

informal a little confused and unable to concentrate, for example because you are very tired

stupefied

adjective

unable to think clearly, for example because of the effect of drugs

uncomprehending

adjective

formal unable to understand what is being said or done

unsettled

adjective

nervous, confused, or upset

vexed

adjective

old-fashioned annoyed, confused, or worried

BuzzWord

gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Open Dictionary

Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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