Confused vs Haze - What's the difference?

confused | haze |

As a verb confused

is (confuse).

As an adjective confused

is (lb) unable to think clearly or understand.

As a noun haze is





  • (confuse)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (lb) unable to think clearly or understand
  • (lb) disoriented
  • chaotic, jumbled or muddled
  • making no sense; illogical
  • embarrassed
  • Synonyms

    (checksyns) * puzzled * perplexed



    (wikipedia haze)

    Alternative forms

    * hase

    Etymology 1

    * The earliest instances are of the latter part of the 17th century. * Possibly * Compare (etyl)


  • (uncountable) Very fine solid particles (smoke, dust) or liquid droplets (moisture) suspended in the air, slightly limiting visibility.
  • * 1772 December, James Cook, , vol. 1 ch. 2:
  • Our hopes, however, soon vanished; for before eight o'clock, the serenity of the sky was changed into a thick haze , accompanied with rain.
  • * 1895 , H.G. Wells, :
  • A blue haze , half dust, half mist, touched the long valley with mystery.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=29, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Unspontaneous combustion , passage=Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze ” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia.}}
  • (uncountable) A reduction of transparency of a clear gas or liquid.
  • An analogous dullness on a surface that is ideally highly reflective or transparent.
  • (uncountable, figuratively) Any state suggestive of haze in the atmosphere, such as mental confusion or vagueness of memory.
  • * 1957 , (Daphne du Maurier), [], ISBN 081221725X, page 218:
  • In my haze of alcohol, I thought for one crazy instant that he had plumbed my secret.
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  • (uncountable, engineering, packaging) The degree of cloudiness or turbidity in a clear glass or plastic, measured in percent.
  • * 1998 , Leonard I. Nass and Charles A. Heiberger, Encyclopedia of PVC [], ISBN 0824778227, page 318:
  • Haze is listed as a percent value and, typically, is about 1% for meat film.
  • (countable, brewing) Any substance causing turbidity in beer or wine.
  • * 1985 , Philip Jackisch, Modern Winemaking [], ISBN 0801414555, page 69:
  • Various clarifying and fining agents are used in winemaking to remove hazes .
    Derived terms
    * haze over * hazy


  • To be hazy, or thick with haze.
  • (Ray)

    Etymology 2

    Possibly from


  • (US, informal) To perform an unpleasant initiation ritual upon a usually non-consenting individual, especially freshmen to a closed community such as a college or military unit.
  • To oppress or harass by forcing to do hard and unnecessary work.
  • * 1920 , , The Understanding Heart , Chapter I:
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