confusing (part of speech: verb)
deranging (part of speech: verb)
disorganizing, convulsing, discomposing, disarranging, tampering, mixing up, scattering, deranging, hashing, displacing, jumbling, swirling, whisking, tossing, ruffling, dislocating, messing, confusing, troubling, roiling, disturbing, roughening, churning, rummaging, misplacing, meddling, disheveling, botching, capsizing, mislaying, confounding, agitating, tumbling, cluttering, upsetting, scrambling, rumpling, rippling, fermenting, perturbing, whipping, disordering, tousling, blurring, mussing
- She knitted badly, clumsily, twisting her fingers into odd shapes and muddling her needles. - "The Captives", Hugh Walpole.
- Oh, this is muddling, and one can't see it clearly. - "The Darling and Other Stories", Anton Chekhov.
- Dr. Grant was certainly mismanaging, to a considerable extent, Mr. Phillips's business, and muddling it as he did his own affairs. - "Mr. Hogarth's Will", Catherine Helen Spence.