The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, blankly

Could you please tell me if "blankly" in this excerpt from the chapter Five of The Great Gatsby means "without expression" or rather "with confusion", "uncomprehendingly"?

“Is everything all right?” he asked immediately.

“The grass looks fine, if that’s what you mean.”

“What grass?” he inquired blankly. “Oh, the grass in the yard.” He looked out the window at it, but, judging from his expression, I don’t believe he saw a thing.

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Blankly would mean "with confusion" in this instance. His mind is not on the conversation, it's wandering elsewhere. Thus, he isn't really listening, but he is half listening.