Student Thesaurus

One entry found for confusion.
Entry Word: confusion
Function: noun
Text: 1 a state of mental uncertainty <the farmer's driving directions to the fairground just left us in total confusion>
Synonyms bafflement, befuddlement, bewilderment, distraction, muddle, mystification, perplexity, puzzlement, whirl
Related Words abashment, discomfiture, embarrassment, fluster, mortification; agitation, chagrin, discomfort, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturbance, perturbation, upset
Near Antonyms assurance, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, positiveness, sureness
2 a state in which everything is out of order <it was hard to find anything in that confusion in the attic> -- see CHAOS
3 the emotional state of being made self-consciously uncomfortable <thrown into speechless confusion by the wild accusations> -- see EMBARRASSMENT 1