Confusing vs Frustrating - What's the difference?

confusing | frustrating |


As adjectives the difference between confusing and frustrating

is that confusing is difficult to understand; not clear as lacking order, chaotic etc while frustrating is discouraging; causing annoyance or anger by excessive difficulty.

As verbs the difference between confusing and frustrating

is that confusing is while frustrating is .

confusing

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • difficult to understand; not clear as lacking order, chaotic etc
  • Several sections in that book are really confusing .

    Verb

    (head)
  • frustrating

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • discouraging; causing annoyance or anger by excessive difficulty
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=May 27 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992) , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=The episode’s unwillingness to fully commit to the pathos of the Bart-and-Laura subplot is all the more frustrating considering its laugh quota is more than filled by a rollicking B-story that finds Homer, he of the iron stomach and insatiable appetite, filing a lawsuit against The Frying Dutchman when he’s hauled out of the eatery against his will after consuming all of the restaurant’s shrimp (plus two plastic lobsters).}}

    Derived terms

    * frustratingly

    Verb

    (head)
  • Synonyms

    * discouraging