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?

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say confusion in sign language?

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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. George Santayana:

    Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.

  2. Rebecca Morton:

    As a result I assumed the outfit was fine and wore it to graduation – hence my anger and confusion when I wasn’t allowed into the ceremony.

  3. Paul. F. Meekin:

    All the perplexities, confusion and distress in education these days arises, not from defects in the students,teachers or schools, not from want of equipment or technology, but from the downright ignorance of the nature of honor, virtue and kindness. Sound education... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection of childhood, on unselfish performance of teachers and on accountability and reliability.

  4. Governor Cuomo:

    This is an extraordinary time in this nation's history. It will go down in the history books as one of those moments of true crisis and confusion and chaos. I lived through 9/11, i remember the fear and the panic that existed in 9/11 where a single moment your whole concept of life and society can be shaken, where you need to see government perform at its best.

  5. Thea McDonald:

    President Trump has consistently and rightly said that where a voter can not make it to the polls, they should request an absentee ballot, the President has also correctly distinguished between chaos-ridden universal mail-in voting systems, like the one that led to California's train wreck primary, and traditional absentee mail voting systems, like the tried and true system in North Carolina — a distinction Democrats and many in the mainstream media purposely ignore to sow confusion.

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