helpless, confused, lanate, disordered, missed, mixed-up, baffled, muddled, wooly, lost, woolly-haired, hazy, bewildered, flocculent, disconnected, foggy, mazed, wooly-haired, at sea, befogged, bemused, woolly, deep in thought, unconnected, illogical, garbled, confounded, blurry, bleary, blurred, upset, broken, wooly-minded, perplexed, woolly-headed, addled, fuzzy, scattered, disjointed, muzzy, disoriented
confused (part of speech: verb)
inattentive (part of speech: adjective)
faraway, thoughtless, negligent, ignoring, absent, oblivious, inattentive, heedless, disregardful, disinterested, uninterested, unconscious, preoccupied, wandering, aloof, distracted, inadvertent, dreamy, unconcerned, unmindful, unheedful, detached, absent-minded, napping
- Before the opening of the school year, beginning with the Lenwells as a go- between, percolating up through families where fall sewing was in progress, on to the Macphersons and their closest friends, the impression grew toward fact that Jerry was a sort of adventuress who had foisted herself upon the Macphersons and had befuddled the brain of the vain little hotel- keeper, who had overruled the other members of the school board and forced her into a good place in the high school, although she was without experience or knowledge of the branch to which she was elected. - "The Reclaimers", Margaret Hill McCarter.
- He thought of everything in terms of the past; yet, when he heard, mingled with the vague murmur of the night, a distant song of befuddled collegians, among whose voices Teed's soared pre- eminent above the key, he was not pleasantly reminded of the tipsy army of Dionysus. - "In a Little Town", Rupert Hughes.
- Gracious, man, are you so befuddled in your old books that you don't see what's going on round you? - "The Haunted Bookshop", Christopher Morley.