1. [ noun ] disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably

"the army retreated in confusion"

Related terms: disorder chaos bluster babel hugger-mugger schemozzle demoralization
2. [ noun ] a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
Synonyms: disarray confusedness mental_confusion

"a confusion of impressions"

Related terms: cognitive_state distraction daze bewilderment half-cock disorientation jamais_vu perplexity confuse
3. [ noun ] an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended

"the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"

Related terms: combination jumble
4. [ noun ] a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
Synonyms: discombobulation
Related terms: embarrassment bewilder
5. [ noun ] a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another
Synonyms: confounding mix-up

"he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"

Related terms: mistake mistake
Similar spelling:   confusing