Definitions for: Confusion

[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"
[n] a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
[n] a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
[n] disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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