Confusion definition

kən-fyo͝ozhən
The definition of confusion is a state of bewilderment, misunderstanding or chaos.

When you do not understand a difficult problem, this is an example of a situation where you feel confusion.

When people are running around in a disorganized fashion with no idea of what they are supposed to be doing, this is an example of confusion.

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A confusing or being confused.
  • State of disorder.
  • Bewilderment; distraction.
  • Embarrassment.
  • Failure to distinguish between things.
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A lack of clarity or order.
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(psychology) A mental state involving impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person.
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(psychology) Impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person; a disturbed mental state.
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The act of confusing or the state of being confused.

Backstage confusion made the rehearsal difficult.

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An instance of being confused.
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The state of being confused; misunderstanding.
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covered with confusion
  • greatly embarrassed
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
confusion
Plural:
confusions

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

covered with confusion

Origin of confusion

  • From Old French confusion.

    From Wiktionary