confusion

confusion
con|fu|sion
W3S3 [kənˈfju:ʒən] n
1.) [U and C]
when you do not understand what is happening or what something means because it is not clear
confusion about/over/as to
There was some confusion as to whether we had won or lost.
create/lead to confusion
This complicated situation has led to considerable confusion .
2.) [U and C]
a situation in which someone wrongly thinks that a person or thing is someone or something else
To avoid confusion, the teams wore different colours.
confusion between
There is a confusion in the public mind between psychology and psychiatry.
3.) [U]
a feeling of not being able to think clearly what you should say or do, especially in an embarrassing situation
His confusion at meeting her there was quite apparent.
in confusion
Matt stared at her in confusion.
4.) [U and C]
a very confusing situation, that usually has a lot of noise and action, so that it is difficult for someone to understand it or control it
a scene of indescribable confusion
confusion of
There was a confusion of shouts and orders as the ship prepared to depart.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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