from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of confusing or the state of being confused: Backstage confusion made the rehearsal difficult.
- n. An instance of being confused: "After his awakening to Chicano identity, he briefly mastered his inner confusions and found an articulate voice” ( David C. Unger).
- n. Psychology Impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person; a disturbed mental state.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lack of clarity or order.
- n. The state of being confused; not understanding.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult.
- n. The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.
- n. Overthrow; defeat; ruin.
- n. One who confuses; a confounder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of confusing or mingling together two or more things or notions properly separate; the act or process of becoming confused or thrown together in disorder, so as to conceal or obliterate original differences, etc.
- n. The state of being confused or mixed together, literally or figuratively; an indiscriminate or disorderly mingling; disorder; tumultuous condition: as, the confusion of the crowd.
- n. The state of having confused or indistinct ideas; lack of clearness of thought.
- n. Perturbation of mind; embarrassment; abashment; trouble; distraction.
- n. Overthrow; destruction; ruin.
- n. One who confuses; a confounder; a troubler.
- n. In civil law, merger of two titles in the same person.
- n. In civil law and Scots law, an extinction of an obligation or servitude by the fact that the two persons whose divided position is requisite for the continuance of a debt become one person, for example, when one becomes the heir of the other.
- n. Synonyms Derangement, jumble, chaos, turmoil.
- n. Perplexity, bewilderment, distraction, mortification.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended
- n. a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another
- n. a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
- n. a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
- n. disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
From Old French confusion. (Wiktionary)