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confusion

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of confusion

  1. 1 a state of mental uncertainty the farmer's driving directions to the fairground just left us in total confusion Synonyms of confusion bafflement, bamboozlement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderedness, bewilderment, confusedness, discombobulation, distraction, fog, head-scratching, maze [chiefly dialect], muddle, mystification, perplexity, puzzlement, tangle, whirl Words Related to confusion abashment, discomfiture, disconcertment, embarrassment, mortification; agitation, chagrin, discomfort, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturbance, perturbation, upset; bother, commotion, dither, flurry, fluster, fuss, stew, turmoil Near Antonyms of confusion assurance, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, positiveness, sureness

  2. 2 a state in which everything is out of order it was hard to find anything in that confusion in the attic Synonyms of confusion chance-medley, chaos, disarrangement, disarray, dishevelment, disorder, disorderedness, disorderliness, disorganization, free-for-all, havoc, heck, hell, jumble, mare's nest, mess, messiness, misorder, muddle, muss, shambles, snake pit, tumble, welterWords Related to confusion anarchy, lawlessness, misrule, riot; knot, snarl, tangle; labyrinth, maze, web; maelstrom, storm; bollix, clutter, litter, mishmash, shuffle; hodgepodge, medley, miscellany, morass, motleyNear Antonyms of confusion method, pattern, plan, systemAntonyms of confusion order, orderliness

  3. 3 the emotional state of being made self-consciously uncomfortable thrown into speechless confusion by the wild accusations Synonyms of confusion abashment, embarrassment, discomfiture, disconcertment, fluster, mortificationWords Related to confusion agitation, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discomposure, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturbance, perturbation, unease, uneasiness, upset; disgrace, ignominy, shame; debasement, degradation, humiliation, mortification; humble pieNear Antonyms of confusion aplomb, assurance, composure, confidence, coolness, equanimity, poise, self-assurance, self-confidence, self-possession



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