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Synonyms for confusion
kənˈfyu ʒəncon·fu·sion

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Wiktionary

  1. confusionnoun

    Synonyms:
    bewilderment, discombobulation, disarray

    Antonyms:
    clarity

  2. confusionnoun

    A lack of clarity or order.

    Synonyms:
    disarray, bewilderment, discombobulation

    Antonyms:
    clarity

  3. confusionnoun

    The state of being confused; not understanding.

    Synonyms:
    disarray, discombobulation, bewilderment

    Antonyms:
    clarity

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.

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

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

    Preposition:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

  3. confusion, discombobulationnoun

    a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confusionnoun

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

  2. confusionnoun

    Synonyms:
    tumult, turmoil, commotion, ferment, stir, agitation

  3. confusionnoun

    Synonyms:
    distraction, perplexity, embarrassment, bewilderment, astonishment

  4. confusionnoun

    Synonyms:
    shame, mortification, abashment

  5. confusionnoun

    Synonyms:
    overthrow, destruction, defeat, ruin

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#139042sloppiness
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How to use confusion in a sentence?

  1. Gaius Petronius:

    We trained very hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form into teams we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress, while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.

  2. Clare Coleman:

    This final rule ignores the needs of the patients and individuals served by HHS' programs and will create significant confusion about the rights and responsibilities of health care providers and entities.

  3. Danielle Gletow:

    For so many of us, the Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of confusion and fear, but for those in foster care, and particularly those who aged out of foster care, this has been an exceptionally difficult time because a lot of their support systems have been removed.

  4. Benjamin Rader:

    There's a lot of confusion about who qualifies, i think there's been a lot of bombarding people with information and it's hard to keep up with information coming from multiple sources at different times.

  5. President Biden:

    That's under consideration right now but if you're not vaccinated you're not nearly as smart as I thought you were, we have a pandemic because of the unvaccinated, and they're sowing enormous confusion.


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