[ kuhn-fyoo-zhuhn ]
/ kənˈfyu ʒən /
the act of confusing.
the state of being confused.
disorder; upheaval; tumult; chaos: The army retreated in confusion.
lack of clearness or distinctness: a confusion in his mind between right and wrong.
perplexity; bewilderment: The more difficult questions left us in complete confusion.
embarrassment or abashment: He blushed in confusion.
Psychiatry. a disturbed mental state; disorientation.
Archaic. defeat, overthrow, or ruin.
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Origin of confusion
OTHER WORDS FROM confusioncon·fu·sion·al, adjectivepre·con·fu·sion, nounre·con·fu·sion, nounsu·per·con·fu·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for confusional
/ (kənˈfjuːʒən) /
the act of confusing or the state of being confused
lack of clarity; indistinctness
Derived forms of confusionconfusional, adjective
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Medical definitions for confusional
[ kən-fyōō′zhən ]
Impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person; a disturbed mental state.
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