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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There was riot and confusion enough in the treasury, but no violence that I saw.
When it is remembered that the Dutch (who first settled New York), the English, and the French, all gave appellations to the tribes that dwelt within the country which is the scene of this story, and that the Indians not only gave different names to their enemies, but frequently to themselves, the cause of the confusion will be understood.
Her astonishment and confusion increased; and though still not knowing how to suppose him serious, she could hardly stand.
She rushed out at an opposite door from the one her uncle was approaching, and was walking up and down the East room ill the utmost confusion of contrary feeling, before Sir Thomas's politeness or apologies were over, or he had reached the beginning of the joyful intelligence which his visitor came to communicate.
But in the confusion I managed to crawl into an empty lower bunk out of the way.
The number of the assailants was a cause of confusion.
He tried to feel the pulse: his hand trembled, the noise and confusion in the kitchen bewildered him.
The two women had met in the confusion of the first skirmish at the close of twilight.
Zarathustra's habit of designating a whole class of men or a whole school of thought by a single fitting nickname may perhaps lead to a little confusion at first; but, as a rule, when the general drift of his arguments is grasped, it requires but a slight effort of the imagination to discover whom he is referring to.
This did not seem to encourage the witness at all: he kept shifting from one foot to the other, looking uneasily at the Queen, and in his confusion he bit a large piece out of his teacup instead of the bread-and-butter.
For some minutes the whole court was in confusion, getting the Dormouse turned out, and, by the time they had settled down again, the cook had disappeared.
There were huge, ponderous folios, and quartos, and little duodecimos, in English, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Chaldaic, and all other languages that either originated at the confusion of Babel or have since come into use.
All these books, no doubt, were tossed about in confusion, thus forming a visible emblem of the manner in which their contents were crowded into Cotton Mather's brain.
If any one should propose that the same persons should cultivate their own lands and the public ones also, then there would be a deficiency [1268b] of provisions to supply two families, as the lands would not immediately yield enough for themselves and the soldiers also; and all these things would occasion great confusion.
Her manner betrayed none of the conscious confusion which would have shown itself, if her heart had been secretly inclined toward him.