Definition of confusion
- confusion of the issue
- Try to relieve their confusion.
- mental confusion
- a confusion of voices
There is still some confusion as to the time of the meeting.
There is a great deal of confusion about how the system works.
the anxieties and confusions of teenage life
He stared in confusion and disbelief.
There was total confusion when the truck hit the restaurant.
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: a situation in which people are uncertain about what to do or are unable to understand something clearly
: the feeling that you have when you do not understand what is happening, what is expected, etc.
: a state or situation in which many things are happening in a way that is not controlled or orderly
See words that rhyme with confusion Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for confusion Spanish Central: Translation of confusion Nglish: Translation of confusion for Spanish speakers Britannica English: Translation of confusion for Arabic speakers Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about confusion
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