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1. confusion

noun. ['kənˈfjuːʒən'] disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably.

Synonyms

  • demoralization
  • demoralisation
  • shemozzle
  • hugger-mugger
  • bluster
  • bedlam
  • disorder
  • topsy-turvydom
  • pandemonium
  • schemozzle
  • topsy-turvyness

Antonyms

  • understate
  • functional disorder
  • organic disorder
  • stability

Etymology

  • confusion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Confusion

  • transfusion
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  • rediffusion
  • profusion
  • preclusion
  • extrusion
  • exclusion
  • disillusion
  • conclusion
  • seclusion
  • intrusion
  • infusion
  • inclusion
  • diffusion
  • contusion
  • occlusion
  • delusion
  • collusion
  • illusion
  • allusion

Example sentences of the word confusion


1. Noun, singular or mass
Make them clear and direct to eliminate any confusion.

Quotes containing the word confusion


1. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
- Melody Beattie

2. I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

3. Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that's precise, predictive and reliable - a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional.
- Brian Greene

2. confusion

noun. ['kənˈfjuːʒən'] a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior.

Synonyms

  • distraction
  • fog
  • disarray
  • perplexity
  • muddiness
  • obfuscation
  • disorientation
  • confusedness
  • bewilderment
  • bemusement
  • state of mind
  • daze
  • mental confusion
  • jamais vu
  • cognitive state
  • befuddlement
  • half-cock
  • mystification
  • puzzlement
  • haze

Antonyms

  • uncertainty
  • sensitize
  • sensitise
  • natural object

Etymology

  • confusion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. confusion

noun. ['kənˈfjuːʒən'] an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended.

Synonyms

  • compounding
  • combining
  • babel

Antonyms

  • outwardness
  • unconsciousness
  • inwardness
  • certainty

Etymology

  • confusion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. confusion

noun. ['kənˈfjuːʒən'] a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another.

Synonyms

  • mix-up
  • error
  • fault

Antonyms

  • show
  • tidiness
  • clarity
  • dryness

Etymology

  • confusion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. confusion

noun. ['kənˈfjuːʒən'] a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused.

Synonyms

  • discombobulation

Antonyms

  • overt
  • tidy

Etymology

  • confusion (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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