Definition of Confusion

1. Noun. Disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably. "The army retreated in confusion"




2. Noun. A mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior. "A confusion of impressions"

3. Noun. A feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused.
Exact synonyms: Discombobulation
Generic synonyms: Embarrassment
Derivative terms: Confuse, Discombobulate, Discombobulate

4. Noun. An act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended. "The confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"
Generic synonyms: Combination, Combining, Compounding
Specialized synonyms: Babel
Derivative terms: Confuse

5. Noun. A mistake that results from taking one thing to be another. "He changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"
Exact synonyms: Mix-up
Generic synonyms: Error, Fault, Mistake
Derivative terms: Confuse

Definition of Confusion

1. n. The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult.

Definition of Confusion

1. Noun. A lack of clarity or order. ¹

2. Noun. The state of being confused; not understanding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Confusion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Confusion

1. Disturbed orientation in regard to time, place or person, sometimes accompanied by disordered consciousness. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Confusion

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1904)
"The multiplicity and confusion of tribunals corresponded to a multiplicity and ... The mischief of such a multiplicity and confusion of laws had been ..."

2. The Law of Unfair Competition and Trademarks: With Chapters on Good-will by Harry Dwight Nims (1917)
"Explanatory Phrases as a Means of Eliminating confusion hi Family Names. — The rule as it exists to-day in the conservative jurisdictions is stated by the ..."

3. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1849)
"This, I think, is the confusion proper to ideas, which still carries with it ... At least, if there be any other confusion of ideas, this is that which most ..."

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