Meaning of 'confusion'

Find the meaning of the word ‘confusion’

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Meaning of ‘confusion’

5 definitions found.



a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another

Example: "I changed my name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw."

Synonyms: mix-up


an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended

Example: "the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"


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

Example: "a confusion of impressions"

Synonyms: muddiness disarray mental confusion confusedness


a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused

Synonyms: discombobulation


disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably

Example: "the army retreated in confusion"

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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