confusion


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Synonyms for confusion

a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused

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

a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another

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Half a dozen deserted boats pitched aimlessly upon the confusion of the waves.
All around me seemed to be in a state of inextricable confusion, out of which order finally appeared in the shape of a piece of cambric, of a quality that brought the workmen far and near to visit it.
Her astonishment and confusion increased; and though still not knowing how to suppose him serious, she could hardly stand.
But superstition hath been the confusion of many states, and bringeth in a new primum mobile, that ravisheth all the spheres of government.
As for exchanging the children of the artificers and husbandmen with those of the military, and theirs reciprocally with these, it will occasion great confusion in whatever manner it shall be done; for of necessity, those who carry the children must know from whom they took and to whom they gave them; and by this means those evils which I have already mentioned will necessarily be the more likely to happen, as blows, incestuous love, murders, and the like; for those who are given from their own parents to other citizens, the military, for instance, will not call them brothers, sons, fathers, or mothers.
He seemed to see his fellow-creatures grotesquely, and he was angry with them because they were grotesque; life was a confusion of ridiculous, sordid happenings, a fit subject for laughter, and yet it made him sorrowful to laugh.
he repeated, amazed at himself and glad to see the look of confusion and fear that showed itself on Prince Vasili's face.
This covered me with such confusion that I wonder that I did not vanish from the earth.
Her manner betrayed none of the conscious confusion which would have shown itself, if her heart had been secretly inclined toward him.
There will be crowding and confusion at the water-side.
The Fox thought first of one way, then of another, and while he was debating the hounds came nearer and nearer, and at last the Fox in his confusion was caught up by the hounds and soon killed by the huntsmen.
My public servants have been fools and rogues from the date of your accession to power," replied the State; "my legislative bodies, both State and municipal, are bands of thieves; my taxes are insupportable; my courts are corrupt; my cities are a disgrace to civilisation; my corporations have their hands at the throats of every private interest - all my affairs are in disorder and criminal confusion.
With iron hand and iron heel it mastered the surging millions, out of confusion brought order, out of the very chaos wrought its own foundation and structure.
Making first for the kitchen, she was driven back by the clamor and confusion attending the removal of those among the wounded who were strong enough to be placed in the wagon.
The extremes of grief and joy have been remarked to produce very similar effects; and when either of these rushes on us by surprize, it is apt to create such a total perturbation and confusion, that we are often thereby deprived of the use of all our faculties.