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Noun
The state of being bewildered or unclear in one's mind about something
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“One should not sow confusion in the minds of our young, denying them the inner strength that comes from a clearly held belief.”
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A situation of panic or disorder
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“Elvis' refusal to reappear for one last encore would cause great confusion in the crowd.”
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A disorganized or messy state
“The final result was a total confusion in the layout of the streets and flow of traffic.”
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Uncertainty about what is happening, intended, or required
“There is much confusion over what actually transpired on that fateful day.”
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A disorderly jumble
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“The result was a confusion of schools, often of the wrong size and sometimes in the wrong place.”
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A state of being nervous, anxious, or irritated
“Between them sat my friend the curate, looking in speechless confusion at a plate of muffins placed exactly opposite to him.”
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A complicated or problematical situation
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A misunderstanding or misinterpretation of something
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A state of uncertainty or indecisiveness
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A delusion, a false hope
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The interruption of a settled and peaceful condition
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The act or process of obfuscating for deceptive purposes
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Lacking in coherent logic or sense
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Lack of preciseness in thought or communication
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A doubt about the truth or validity of something
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The quality or state of being vague in meaning
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An inner struggle marked by confusion, purposelessness, and blurred roles
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The state or quality of being complex
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A lack of interest, intelligence or understanding in a given topic or subject
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Cultural upheaval causing alienation, anxiety, and confusion
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Incoherence, inconsistency, or confusion in speech or thought
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Emotional or mental shock or distress, which may lead to long-term neurosis
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An unexpected development or turn of events
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