What does confusion mean?

Definitions for confusion
kənˈfyu ʒəncon·fu·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confusion(noun)

    disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably

    "the army retreated in confusion"

  2. 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"

  3. confusion, discombobulation(noun)

    a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused

  4. confusion(noun)

    an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended

    "the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"

  5. confusion, mix-up(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"

Wiktionary

  1. confusion(Noun)

    A lack of clarity or order.

    Etymology: From confusion.

  2. confusion(Noun)

    The state of being confused; not understanding.

    Etymology: From confusion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confusion(noun)

    the state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult

    Etymology: [F. confusion, L. confusio.]

  2. Confusion(noun)

    the state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame

    Etymology: [F. confusion, L. confusio.]

  3. Confusion(noun)

    overthrow; defeat; ruin

    Etymology: [F. confusion, L. confusio.]

  4. Confusion(noun)

    one who confuses; a confounder

    Etymology: [F. confusion, L. confusio.]

Freebase

  1. ConFusion

    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

  1. Confusion

    A mental state characterized by bewilderment, emotional disturbance, lack of clear thinking, and perceptual disorientation.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confusion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3401

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confusion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4521

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'confusion' in Nouns Frequency: #1389

How to pronounce confusion?

  1. Alex
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confusion in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confusion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of confusion in a Sentence

  1. Nina Olson:

    It's just a recipe for confusion, there can be a lot of complexity involved in something as simple as sending a check out.

  2. Brandon A. Trean:

    Perception without awareness is the culprit that leads to confusion.Awareness without action is the culprit that leads to stagnation.Action without commitment is the culprit that leads to frustration.

  3. Unknown:

    Happiness is just an illusion filled with sadness and confusion

  4. Yannis Perrotis:

    The asset class that continues to attract interest, despite the confusion at the moment, is tourism-related property and hotels, we also have some private investors - some from Europe or Greeks from the Diaspora, mostly based in the U.S., who are looking to buy opportunistically.

  5. Binali Yildirim:

    The most important mission we have today is to legalize the de facto situation, to bring to an end this confusion by changing the constitution, the new constitution will be on an executive presidential system.

Images & Illustrations of confusion

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