confusion


confusion
confusion [kən fyo͞o′zhən]
n.
[ME & OFr < L confusio]
a confusing or being confused; specif.,
a) state of disorder
b) bewilderment; distraction
c) embarrassment
d) failure to distinguish between things
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covered with confusion
greatly embarrassed
confusional
adj.
SYN.- CONFUSION suggests an indiscriminate mixing or putting together of things so that it is difficult to distinguish the individual elements or parts [the hall was a confusion of languages ]; DISORDER and DISARRAY imply a disturbance of the proper order or arrangement of parts [the room was in disorder, her clothes were in disarray]; CHAOS implies total and apparently irremediable lack of organization [the troops are in a state of chaos]; JUMBLE2 suggests a confused mixture of dissimilar things [his drawer was a jumble of clothing and books ]; MUDDLE implies a snarled confusion resulting from mismanagement or incompetence [they've made a muddle of the negotiations ] -ANT. ORDER, SYSTEM

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