Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun confusion

5 senses of confusion

Sense 1
confusion -- (disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion")
       => disorder -- (a disturbance of the peace or of public order)

Sense 2
confusion, mental confusion, confusedness, muddiness, disarray -- (a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions")
       => cognitive state, state of mind -- (the state of a person's cognitive processes)

Sense 3
confusion, discombobulation -- (a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused)
       => embarrassment -- (the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public)

Sense 4
confusion -- (an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended; "the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel")
       => combination, combining, compounding -- (the act of combining things to form a new whole)

Sense 5
confusion, mix-up -- (a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another; "he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw")
       => mistake, error, fault -- (a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults")

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