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Meaning & Definition of Confusion in English





1. Disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably

  • "The army retreated in confusion"
  • confusion

2. A mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

  • "A confusion of impressions"
  • confusion,
  • mental confusion,
  • confusedness,
  • muddiness,
  • disarray

3. A feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused

  • confusion,
  • discombobulation

4. An act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended

  • "The confusion of tongues at the tower of babel"
  • confusion

5. A mistake that results from taking one thing to be another

  • "He changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"
  • confusion,
  • mix-up

Examples of using

After having caught sight of her, he fell into a huge confusion of thoughts, was motionless and, in one word, turned to stone.
A power failure contributed to the confusion in the hall.
During Obon there is much confusion at train stations.