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Meaning of confusion

con•fu•sion

Pronunciation: (kun-fy'zhun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of confusing.
  2. the state of being confused.
  3. disorder; upheaval; tumult; chaos: The army retreated in confusion.
  4. lack of clearness or distinctness: a confusion in his mind between right and wrong.
  5. perplexity; bewilderment: The more difficult questions left us in complete confusion.
  6. embarrassment or abashment: He blushed in confusion.
  7. a disturbed mental state; disorientation.
  8. defeat, overthrow, or ruin.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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