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  Words related to confusion

Related / Similar Words: mix-up, mental confusion, confusedness, disarray, discombobulation

 

Definition:
  • a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another; "he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw";
  • an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended; "the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel";
  • a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions";
  • a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused;
  • disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion";

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    Hyponyms: disorientation, distraction, daze, fog, haze, half-cock, jamais vu, bewilderment, obfuscation, puzzlement, befuddlement, mystification, bafflement, bemusement, perplexity, demoralization, demoralisation, babel, bluster, chaos, pandemonium, bedlam, topsy-turvydom, topsy-turvyness, hugger-mugger, mumbo jumbo, schemozzle, shemozzle

     

    Derivational Morphology: confuse, confound, jumble, mix up, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, discombobulate, bewilder, bemuse, flurry, disconcert, put off

     

    Anagrams: Confucius

     

     
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