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Synonyms for confusion
kənˈfyu ʒəncon·fu·sion

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  1. confusionnoun

    bewilderment, discombobulation, disarray


  2. confusionnoun

    A lack of clarity or order.

    disarray, bewilderment, discombobulation


  3. confusionnoun

    The state of being confused; not understanding.

    disarray, discombobulation, bewilderment


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confusion

    Amazement and astonishment both express the momentary overwhelming of the mind by that which is beyond expectation. Astonishment especially affects the emotions, amazement the intellect. Awe is the yielding of the mind to something supremely grand in character or formidable in power, and ranges from apprehension or dread to reverent worship. Admiration includes delight and regard. Surprise lies midway between astonishment and amazement, and usually respects matters of lighter consequence or such as are less startling in character. Amazement may be either pleasing or painful, as when induced by the grandeur of the mountains, or by the fury of the storm. We can say pleased surprise, but scarcely pleased astonishment. Amazement has in it something of confusion or bewilderment; but confusion and bewilderment may occur without amazement, as when a multitude of details require instant attention. Astonishment may be without bewilderment or confusion. Wonder is often pleasing, and may be continuous in view of that which surpasses our comprehension; as, the magnitude, order, and beauty of the heavens fill us with increasing wonder. Compare PERPLEXITY.

    admiration, amazement, astonishment, awe, bewilderment, perplexity, surprise, wonder

    anticipation, calmness, composure, coolness, expectation, indifference, preparation, self-possession, steadiness, stoicism

    I was filled with amazement at such reckless daring.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confusionnoun

    disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably

    "the army retreated in confusion"

    confusedness, mental confusion, discombobulation, muddiness, mix-up, disarray

  2. confusion, mental confusion, confusedness, muddiness, disarraynoun

    a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

    "a confusion of impressions"

    disorderliness, murkiness, confusedness, muddiness, discombobulation, mix-up, disarray, sloppiness, wateriness, mental confusion, cloudiness

  3. confusion, discombobulationnoun

    a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused

    confusedness, mental confusion, discombobulation, muddiness, mix-up, disarray

  4. confusionnoun

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

    "the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"

    confusedness, mental confusion, discombobulation, muddiness, mix-up, disarray

  5. confusion, mix-upnoun

    a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another

    "he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"

    confusedness, mental confusion, discombobulation, muddiness, mix-up, disarray

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confusionnoun

    confusedness, disorder, disarrangement, derangement, disarray, jumble, chaos, anarchy

  2. confusionnoun

    tumult, turmoil, commotion, ferment, stir, agitation

  3. confusionnoun

    distraction, perplexity, embarrassment, bewilderment, astonishment

  4. confusionnoun

    shame, mortification, abashment

  5. confusionnoun

    overthrow, destruction, defeat, ruin

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  1. Valerie Natress:

    There is nothing worse than falling prey To someone else's confusion.

  2. 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.

  3. Brad Farnsworth:

    This will be a deterrent for international students. ... The immediate impact is going to be additional confusion and additional anxiety, the question I think everyone's asking, as other countries are making it easier to study, why is the United States making it harder ?

  4. Robert Bentley:

    This issue has created confusion with conflicting direction for probate judges in Alabama, probate judges have a unique responsibility in our state, and I support them. I will not take any action against probate judges, which would only serve to further complicate this issue.

  5. Has Christie:

    It's now been five years since Common Core was adopted. And the truth is that it's simply not working, it has brought only confusion and frustration to our parents. And has brought distance between our teachers and the communities where they work.

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