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confusion

noun

1 confusion

Disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably.

Roget 879: humility, humbleness; meekness, lowness; lowliness, lowlihood; abasement, self-abasement; submission etc. 725; resignation.    condescension; ... show more

Polish: zamęt, zamieszanie



2 confusion

A mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior:
— A confusion of impressions.

synonyms: confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness.

Roget 59: disorder; derangement etc. 61; irregularity; anomaly etc. (unconformity) 83; anarchy, anarchism; want of method; untidiness ... show more

Dutch: confusie, desoriëntatie, verwarring

3 confusion

A feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused.

synonym: discombobulation.

4 confusion

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

5 confusion

A mistake that results from taking one thing to be another:
— He changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw.

synonym: mix-up.


Moby thesaurus: abashment, agitation, aloofness, ambiguity, ambiguousness, amorphia, amorphism, amorphousness, anarchism, anarcho-syndicalism, anarchy, antinomianism, assortment, ataxia, babel, baffle, bafflement, balk, bashfulness, bedlam ... show more.

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