Pronunciation: (kun-fyOO'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. Psychiatry.a disturbed mental state; disorientation.
8. Archaic.defeat, overthrow, or ruin.