- the act of confusing or the state of being confused
- disorder; jumble
- bewilderment; perplexity
- lack of clarity; indistinctness
- embarrassment; abashment
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
puzzlement:Imagine our confusion when I started teaching in the wrong room. [often: in + ~] disorder; chaos;
upheaval: The army retreated in confusion. lack of clearness or distinctness:Your writing suffers from too much confusion.