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Noun: confusion  kun'fyoo-zhun
  1. Disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
    "the army retreated in confusion"
  2. A mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behaviour
    "a confusion of impressions"; "a mental confusion of impressions";
    - mental confusion, confusedness, muddiness, disarray
  3. A feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
    - 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"
  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";
    - mix-up

Derived forms: confusions

Type of: cognitive state, combination, combining, compounding, disorder, embarrassment, error, fault, mistake, state of mind

Encyclopedia: Confusion