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confusion

 
Noun confusion has 5 senses
  1. confusion - disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"
    --1 is a kind of
    disorder
    --1 has particulars:
     demoralization, demoralisation; babel; bluster; chaos, pandemonium, bedlam, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness; hugger-mugger, mumbo jumbo; schemozzle, shemozzle
  2. confusion, mental confusion, confusedness, disarray - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
    --2 is a kind of cognitive state, state of mind
    --2 has particulars:
     disorientation; distraction; daze, fog, haze; half-cock; jamais vu; bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement; perplexity
    Derived form: verb confuse2
  3. confusion, discombobulation - a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
    --3 is a kind of embarrassment
    Derived form: verb confuse3
  4. confusion - an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended; "the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"
    --4 is a kind of
    combination, combining, compounding
    Derived form: verb confuse4
  5. confusion, mix-up - a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another; "he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"
    --5 is a kind of mistake, error, fault
    Derived form: verb confuse1
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