confusion confusion  /kən ˈfju ʒən/


  1. (n) disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
  2. (n) a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
  3. (n) a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
  4. (n) an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended
  5. (n) a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another


  1. Recapitalization Plan Sows Confusion but May Offer Big Profits

    Recapitalization Plan Sows Confusion but May Offer Big Profits        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Confusion Over Green Bay Bulk Waste Collection

    A Green Bay committee is discussing the future of the city's bulk waste pick-up. Right now there's a ton of confusion surrounding the city's bulk waste collection.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WBAY Green Bay

  3. After confusion, Dunedin art center lease extended

    Confusion over lease language nearly forced a two-week delay in Dunedin city commissioners’ vote to extend the Dunedin Fine Art Center ’s lease on its city-owned building another 15 years to 2038.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: St. Petersburg Times Blogs


  1. "I decided a quick decision was necessary, and that a further delay would cause political confusion," Abe told a nationally televised news conference. "I find myself unable to keep my promises - I myself have become an obstacle to fulfilling...
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Shinzo Abe Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. Bush said, "He's right, mistakes were made. And I'm, frankly, not happy about it, because there is a lot of confusion over what really has been a customary practice by the presidents."
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "It is difficult to sustain a policy that relies too heavily on issuing debt," Mr. Kan told the Japanese Parliament in his first policy speech. "As we have seen with the financial confusion in the European Community stemming from Greece, our...
    on Jun 11, 2010 By: Naoto Kan Source: New York Times

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