disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
"the army retreated in confusion"
confusion, mental confusion, confusedness, muddiness, disarray(noun)
a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
"a confusion of impressions"
a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended
"the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"
a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another
"he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"
A lack of clarity or order.
The state of being confused; not understanding.
Origin: From confusion.
the state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult
the state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame
overthrow; defeat; ruin
one who confuses; a confounder
Origin: [F. confusion, L. confusio.]
ConFusion is an annual science fiction convention organized by the Stilyagi Air Corps and its parent organization, the Ann Arbor Science Fiction Association. Commonly, it is held the third weekend of January. It is the oldest science fiction convention in Michigan, a regional, general SF con similar to Windycon and Lunacon. The programming consists of panels on science fiction and fantasy literature, media, science, society, art, costuming, etc. with discussions by authors, scientists, fans, and artists. There is a large music track, board and roleplaying games, KidFusion — a track of programming specifically for kids — and a masquerade or costume contest. ConFusion has a consuite as well as room parties hosted by other conventions, WorldCon bids, and local clubs.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A mental state characterized by bewilderment, emotional disturbance, lack of clear thinking, and perceptual disorientation.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'confusion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3401
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'confusion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4521
Rank popularity for the word 'confusion' in Nouns Frequency: #1389
The numerical value of confusion in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of confusion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Sorry for any confusion here.
The devil is the author of confusion.
Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commission.
The state of confusion has more than two senators.
Confusion is the welcome mat at the door of creativity.
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Translations for confusion
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- бъркотия, неяснота, объркванеBulgarian
- confusióCatalan, Valencian
- forvirring, forvirrelseDanish
- Missverständnis, Verwirrung, DurcheinanderGerman
- σύγχυση, μπέρδεμα, σάστισμα, παραζάληGreek
- sekaannus, hämmennys, epäselvyysFinnish
- malentendu, désordre, confusionFrench
- összevisszaság, zavarHungarian
- confusione, disordine, disorientamento, sbandamentoItalian
- 混同, 混乱Japanese
- zamieszanie, chaos, nieporozumieniePolish
- пу́таница, недоразуме́ние, замеша́тельство, неразбери́ха, беспоря́док, смяте́ниеRussian
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