confusion

[[t]kənfju͟ːʒ(ə)n[/t]]
confusions
1) N-VAR If there is confusion about something, it is not clear what the true situation is, especially because people believe different things.

There's still confusion about the number of casualties...

Omissions in my recent article must have caused confusion.

2) N-UNCOUNT Confusion is a situation in which everything is in disorder, especially because there are lots of things happening at the same time.

There was confusion when a man fired shots...

The rebel leader appears to have escaped in the confusion.

3) N-VAR If your mind is in a state of confusion, you do not know what to believe or what you should do.

We always left his office in a state of confusion.

...the pressures and confusions of puberty.

4) See also confuse

English dictionary. 2008.

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