Synonyms for confusion

Synonyms for (noun) confusion

Synonyms: mix-up, confusion

Definition: a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another

Usage: he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw

Similar words: mistake, error, fault

Definition: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

Usage: he made a bad mistake; she was quick to point out my errors; I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults


Synonyms: confusion

Definition: an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended

Usage: the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel

Similar words: combination, combining, compounding

Definition: the act of combining things to form a new whole


Synonyms: mental confusion, confusedness, confusion, disarray, muddiness

Definition: a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

Usage: a confusion of impressions

Similar words: cognitive state, state of mind

Definition: the state of a person's cognitive processes


Synonyms: confusion, discombobulation

Definition: a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused

Similar words: embarrassment

Definition: the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public


Synonyms: confusion

Definition: disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably

Usage: the army retreated in confusion

Similar words: disorder

Definition: a disturbance of the peace or of public order