Synonyms of confusion
1 bewildermentDictionary • Omissions in my recent article may have caused some confusion.
doubt • They were troubled and full of doubt.
uncertainty • The magazine ignores all the uncertainties males currently face.
2 disorderDictionary • The rebel leader seems to have escaped in the confusion.
disorder • The emergency room was in disorder.
chaos • The country appears to be sliding towards chaos.
turmoil • the political turmoil of 1989
upheaval • Algeria has been going through political upheaval.
muddle • My thoughts are all in a muddle.
shambles • The economy is a shambles.
disarray • He found the room in disarray.
commotion • He heard a terrible commotion outside.
disorganization • The army is suffering from low morale and disorganization.
3 puzzlementDictionary • I left his office in a state of confusion.
puzzlement • He looked at me in puzzlement.
bewilderment • He shook his head in bewilderment.
perplexity • There was utter perplexity in both their expressions.
embarrassment • We apologize for any embarrassment this statement may have caused.
distraction • He drove his staff to the verge of distraction.
chagrin • Much to his chagrin, she didn't remember him at all.
discomfiture • He never found pleasure in another's discomfiture.
mind-fuck (taboo, slang)
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bewildermentBewilderment is the feeling of being bewildered.
• He shook his head in bewilderment.
chagrinChagrin is a feeling of disappointment, upset, or annoyance, perhaps because of your own failure.
• Much to his chagrin, she didn't remember him at all.
chaosChaos is a state of complete disorder and confusion.
• The country appears to be sliding towards chaos.
Thesaurus for confusion from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act of confusing or the state of being confused