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Meaning of CONFUSION

Pronunciation:  kun'fyoozhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another; "he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"
  2. [n]  a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
  3. [n]  a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
  4. [n]  disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"

CONFUSION is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: disarray, discombobulation, mental confusion, mix-up
 See Also: babel, bafflement, bedlam, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, bluster, chaos, cognitive state, daze, demoralisation, demoralization, disorder, disorientation, distraction, embarrassment, error, fault, fog, half-cock, haze, hugger-mugger, jamais vu, mistake, mumbo jumbo, mystification, obfuscation, pandemonium, perplexity, puzzlement, schemozzle, shemozzle, state of mind, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*fu"sion\, n. [F. confusion, L. confusio.]
1. The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce
   indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder;

         The confusion of thought to which the Aristotelians
         were liable.                          --Whewell.

         Moody beggars starving for a time Of pellmell havoc
         and confusion.                        --Shak.

2. The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss
   self-possession; perturbation; shame.

         Confusion dwelt in every face And fear in every
         heart.                                --Spectator.

3. Overthrow; defeat; ruin.

         Ruin seize thee, ruthless king, Confusion on thy
         banners wait.                         --Gray.

4. One who confuses; a confounder. [Obs.] --Chapmen.

{Confusion of goods} (Law), the intermixture of the goods of
   two or more persons, so that their respective portions can
   no longer be distinguished. --Blackstone. --Bouvier.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are confused, may reflect your true confused state of mind and the nonsensical events of your dream. Isolate the single element in your dream that is confusing to you and analyze the meaning of that particular symbol. Alternatively, dreams of confusion means that you are being pulled in opposite directions or do not know which viewpoint is right.
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