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Definitions and Synonyms of confusion | Another word for confusion | What is confusion?

Definition 1: a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another - [noun denoting act]

Samples where confusion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw

Synonyms for confusion in the sense of this definition

(confusion is a kind of ...) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

"he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

Definition 2: an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended - [noun denoting act]

Samples where confusion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel

(confusion is a kind of ...) the act of combining things to form a new whole

(... is a kind of confusion ) a confusion of voices and other sounds

Definition 3: a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where confusion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a confusion of impressions

Synonyms for confusion in the sense of this definition

(confusion is a kind of ...) the state of a person's cognitive processes

(... is a kind of confusion ) confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction

"his disorientation was the result of inattention"

(... is a kind of confusion ) mental turmoil

"he drives me to distraction"

(... is a kind of confusion ) confusion characterized by lack of clarity

(... is a kind of confusion ) confusion resulting from lack of preparation

(... is a kind of confusion ) the experience of being unfamiliar with a person or situation that is actually very familiar; associated with certain types of epilepsy

(... is a kind of confusion ) confusion resulting from failure to understand

(... is a kind of confusion ) trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

Definition 4: a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for confusion in the sense of this definition

(confusion is a kind of ...) the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public

Definition 5: disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably - [noun denoting state]

Samples where confusion or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the army retreated in confusion

(confusion is a kind of ...) a disturbance of the peace or of public order

(... is a kind of confusion ) a state of disorder and confusion

"his inconsistency resulted in the demoralization of his staff"

(... is a kind of confusion ) noisy confusion and turbulence

"he was awakened by the bluster of their preparations"

(... is a kind of confusion ) a state of extreme confusion and disorder

(... is a kind of confusion ) a state of confusion

"he engaged in the hugger-mugger of international finance"

(... is a kind of confusion ) (Yiddish) a confused situation or affair; a mess

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