HyperDic: confusion

English > 5 senses of the word confusion:
NOUNstateconfusiondisorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
cognitionconfusion, mental confusion, confusedness, muddiness, disarraya mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
feelingconfusion, discombobulationa feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused / confused / confused
actconfusionan act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended
actconfusion, mix-upa mistake that results from taking one thing to be another
confusion > pronunciation
Soundskahnfyuw'zhahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > confusion: 5 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningdisorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably.
Example"the army retreated in confusion"
Narrowerblusternoisy confusion and turbulence
chaos, pandemonium, bedlam, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvynessA state of extreme / extreme confusion and disorder
demoralization, demoralisationA state of disorder and confusion
hugger-muggerA state of confusion
schemozzle, shemozzle(Yiddish) a confused / confused situation or affair
BroaderdisorderA disturbance of the peace or of public order
Spanishconfusión
Catalanconfusió
English > confusion: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior.
Example"a confusion of impressions"
Synonymsmental confusion, confusedness, muddiness, disarray
Narrowerbewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusementconfusion resulting from failure to understand
daze, fog, hazeconfusion characterized by lack of clarity
disorientationconfusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed
distractionmental turmoil
half-cockconfusion resulting from lack of preparation
jamais vuThe experience of being unfamiliar with a person or situation that is actually very familiar / familiar
perplexityTrouble or confusion resulting from complexity
Broadercognitive state, state of mindThe state of a person's cognitive processes
Spanishconfusión, desorden
Catalanconfusió mental, confusió, desordre
Verbsconfusebe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
English > confusion: 5 senses > noun 3, feeling
MeaningA feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused / confused / confused.
Synonymdiscombobulation
BroaderembarrassmentThe shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
Spanishconfusión, desconcierto
Catalanconfusió, desconcert
Verbsconfusecause to feel embarrassment
English > confusion: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAn act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended.
Example"the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"
NarrowerbabelA confusion of voices and other sounds
Broadercombination, combining, compoundingThe act of combining things to form a new whole / whole
Verbsconfuseassemble without order or sense
English > confusion: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA mistake that results from taking one thing to be another.
Example"he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"
Synonymmix-up
Broadermistake, error, faultA wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
Spanishconfusión
Catalanconfusió, embolic
Verbsconfusemistake one thing for another

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