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The quality of being disordered.
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A blurry patch.
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The action of the verb to embarrass.
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  1. The action of the verb to embarrass.
An incorrect or mistaken calculation
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A tangled structure.
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  1. A tangled structure.
The act, or the result of making a mixture
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  1. The act, or the result of making a mixture
A speech disorder characterized by fast, jerky, or irregular speech, which often sounds like stuttering.
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  1. A speech disorder characterized by fast, jerky, or irregular speech, which often sounds like stuttering.
The act by which things are confounded, or confused.
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  1. The act by which things are confounded, or confused.
The act of corrupting or subverting morale, discipline, courage, hope, etc., or the state of being corrupted or subverted in morale.
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  1. The act of corrupting or subverting morale, discipline, courage, hope, etc., or the state of being corrupted or subverted in morale.
The act of producing a snarl or growl.
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  1. The act of producing a snarl or growl.
An ailment that affects the function of mind or body:
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  1. An ailment that affects the function of mind or body:
  2. A lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion.
  3. A condition characterized by lack of normal functioning of physical or mental processes:
A state of disorder; confusion.
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  1. A state of disorder; confusion.
  2. Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.
  3. An untidy condition; disorder; confusion
The disordered state of unformed matter and infinite space supposed in some cosmogonic views to have existed before the ordered universe.
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  1. The disordered state of unformed matter and infinite space supposed in some cosmogonic views to have existed before the ordered universe.
  2. The behavior of systems that follow deterministic laws but appear random and unpredictable. Chaotic systems very are sensitive to initial conditions; small changes in those conditions can lead to quite different outcomes. One example of chaotic behavior is the flow of air in conditions of turbulence.
  3. The disorder of formless matter and infinite space, supposed to have existed before the ordered universe
A confused or disordered mass:
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  1. A confused or disordered mass:
  2. A confused mixture or heap
  3. A kind of thin, sugared cookie shaped like a ring
A confused, troubling, or embarrassing condition or situation:
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  1. A confused, troubling, or embarrassing condition or situation:
  2. One that is in such a condition:
  3. A disorderly or confused collection or mass of things; jumble; hodgepodge
Mental confusion
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  1. Mental confusion
  2. A state of mental confusion.
  3. A confused or disordered condition; mess, jumble, etc.
The condition of being confused or disoriented.
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  1. The condition of being confused or disoriented.
  2. A confusion; jumble
  3. The fact or condition of being bewildered
Something that perplexes:
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  1. Something that perplexes:
  2. Something that is perplexed, or complicated
  3. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment; confusion
  1. A puzzle.
  2. The state of being confused or baffled; perplexity.
  1. A delusion
  2. The loss of one's sense of direction, or of one's position in relationship with the surroundings
  3. Mental confusion or impaired awareness, especially regarding place, time, or personal identity.
(Countable) Something that causes a state of confusion or puzzlement.
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  1. (Countable) Something that causes a state of confusion or puzzlement.
Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position.
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  1. Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position.
  2. An imperfection in the atomic structure of a crystal, usually consisting of one or more missing or disordered atoms in the crystal lattice
  3. Displacement of a bone from its normal position, especially at a joint.
Absence of any form of political authority.
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  1. Absence of any form of political authority.
  2. Absence of any cohesive principle, such as a common standard or purpose.
  3. Disorder in any sphere of activity
The act of complicating, or making involved
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  1. The act of complicating, or making involved
  2. A complicated condition or structure; complex, involved, or confused relationship of parts
  3. A secondary disease, an accident, or a negative reaction occurring during the course of an illness and usually aggravating the illness.
Something intricate:
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  1. Something intricate:
  2. Something intricate; involved matter, proceeding, etc.
  3. That which is intricate or involved; as, the intricacy of a knot; the intricacy of accounts; the intricacy of a cause in controversy; the intricacy of a plot.
The quality of being untidy
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Anything complex or intricate; complication
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  1. Anything complex or intricate; complication
  2. (Countable) That which is and renders complex; intricacy; complication.
  3. Something complex:
Something highly intricate or convoluted in character, composition, or construction:
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  1. Something highly intricate or convoluted in character, composition, or construction:
  2. The system of interconnecting canals and spaces that make up the inner ear of many vertebrates. The labyrinth has both a bony component, made up of the cochlea, the semicircular canals, and the vestibule, and a membranous one.
  3. An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze.
An uncultivated, uninhabited region; waste; wild
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  1. An uncultivated, uninhabited region; waste; wild
  2. A large tract of land that has not been significantly affected by human activities.
  3. An unsettled, uncultivated region, especially:
Lack of ease; perplexity and embarrassment.
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  1. Lack of ease; perplexity and embarrassment.
  2. A feeling of frustration, disappointment, perplexity or embarrassment.
  3. A discomfiting or being discomfited; frustration, confusion, etc.
Financial difficulty:
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  1. Financial difficulty:
  2. The act or an instance of embarrassing:
  3. A source or cause of being embarrassed:
The state of being abashed; embarrassment from shame. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]
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  1. The state of being abashed; embarrassment from shame. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]
A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
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  1. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
  2. The condition or quality of being difficult:
  3. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
In contract law, a factual misunderstanding that may lead to a failure of a meeting of the minds. In contract law, a factual misunderstanding that may lead to a failure of a meeting of the minds.
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  1. In contract law, a factual misunderstanding that may lead to a failure of a meeting of the minds. In contract law, a factual misunderstanding that may lead to a failure of a meeting of the minds.
  2. A fault in understanding, perception, interpretation, etc.
  3. An error or fault resulting from defective judgment, deficient knowledge, or carelessness.
A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
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  1. A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
  2. Tumult; commotion; uproar; confusion
  3. Harassing labour; trouble; disturbance.
Great emotional disturbance; agitation of mind, etc.
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  1. Great emotional disturbance; agitation of mind, etc.
  2. A disorderly commotion or disturbance:
  3. Confusion; agitation; disturbance
(Place, proper) The capital of Hell in Milton's Paradise Lost
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  1. (Place, proper) The capital of Hell in Milton's Paradise Lost
  2. Wild disorder, noise, or confusion
  3. A condition or scene of noisy confusion:
(Archaic) An insane asylum.
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  1. (Archaic) An insane asylum.
  2. (Place, proper) An old insane asylum (in full, St. Mary of Bethlehem), later a hospital for the mentally ill, in London
  3. Any place or condition of noise and confusion
Violent motion; turbulence
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  1. Violent motion; turbulence
  2. A condition of turbulent motion.
  3. A noisy rushing about; confusion; bustle
A stirring, mixing, or poking movement:
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  1. A stirring, mixing, or poking movement:
  2. A slight movement:
  3. Movement; activity; agitation
A short period of active trading, as on a stock exchange.
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  1. A short period of active trading, as on a stock exchange.
  2. A stirring mass, as of leaves or dust; a shower.
  3. A brief fluctuation in stock market prices or increase in trading
Something, such as a yeast, bacterium, mold, or enzyme, that causes fermentation.
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  1. Something, such as a yeast, bacterium, mold, or enzyme, that causes fermentation.
  2. A substance or organism causing fermentation, as yeast, bacteria, enzymes, etc.
  3. A state of agitation or of turbulent change or development.
A difficult or intricate situation; an entanglement.
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  1. A difficult or intricate situation; an entanglement.
  2. A complicated situation; an entanglement
  3. A confused or complicated disagreement.
An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
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  1. An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
  2. A violent fit of laughter
  3. Violent turmoil.
(Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
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  1. (Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
  2. An excited activity; a stir.
  3. Excited and often noisy activity; a stir.
A condition of pain, disease, or malfunction:
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  1. A condition of pain, disease, or malfunction:
  2. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
  3. A person, circumstance, or event that causes annoyance, distress, difficulty, etc.
A series of objects placed next to each other, usually in a straight line.
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  1. A series of objects placed next to each other, usually in a straight line.
  2. A street with a line of buildings on either side, specif. one with occupants or establishments of a specified kind
  3. A number of people or things arranged so as to form a line, esp. a straight line
A violent public disturbance of the peace, by a number of persons (specified, in law, usually as three or more) assembled together
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  1. A violent public disturbance of the peace, by a number of persons (specified, in law, usually as three or more) assembled together
  2. (Slang) An irresistibly funny person or thing:
  3. Wild or violent disorder, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; uproar
Loud, confused noise; din
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  1. Loud, confused noise; din
  2. An impassioned protest or heated controversy:
  3. A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; a tumult:
A noisy fight or loud quarrel; brawl
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  1. A noisy fight or loud quarrel; brawl
Discussion meant to stir up people and produce changes
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  1. Discussion meant to stir up people and produce changes
  2. The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
  3. Emotional disturbance or excitement
Absence of composure.
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  1. Absence of composure.
  2. The state of being discomposed.
A stunned or bewildered condition:
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  1. A stunned or bewildered condition:
  2. A dazed condition
A similar mass of smoke, dust, etc. obscuring the atmosphere
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  1. A similar mass of smoke, dust, etc. obscuring the atmosphere
  2. A dense layer of cloud lying close to the surface of the ground or water and reducing visibility to less than 1 km (0.62 mi). Fog occurs when the air temperature becomes identical, or nearly identical, to the dew point.
  3. A cloud of vaporized liquid, especially a chemical spray used in fighting fires.
(Uncountable, engineering, packaging) The degree of cloudiness or turbidity in a clear glass or plastic, measured in percent.
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  1. (Uncountable, engineering, packaging) The degree of cloudiness or turbidity in a clear glass or plastic, measured in percent.
  2. (Uncountable) Very fine solid particles (smoke, dust) or liquid droplets (moisture) suspended in the air, slightly limiting visibility.
  3. An analogous dullness on a surface that is ideally highly reflective or transparent.
The state of being blurred
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  1. The state of being blurred
  2. Something that is hazy and indistinct to the sight or mind.
  3. Something that appears hazy or indistinct
Doubtfulness or uncertainty as regards interpretation:
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  1. Doubtfulness or uncertainty as regards interpretation:
  2. Something of doubtful meaning:
  3. A confusion or uncertainty about the intention or meaning, especially of a provision in a contract or statute. A confusion or uncertainty about the intention or meaning, especially of a provision in a contract or statute.
One that is unknown.
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  1. One that is unknown.
  2. The quality or condition of being imperfectly known or difficult to understand:
  3. The quality of being difficult to understand; a thing that is difficult to understand.
(Astron.) A small change in an orbit caused by the attraction of another celestial body, other bodies, etc.
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  1. (Astron.) A small change in an orbit caused by the attraction of another celestial body, other bodies, etc.
  2. A small change in a physical system, such as a variation in a planet's orbit resulting from the gravitational influence of other celestial bodies.
  3. Variation in a designated orbit, as of a planet, that results from the influence of one or more external bodies. Gravitational attraction between planets can cause perturbations and cause a planet to deviate from its expected orbit. Perturbations in Neptune's orbit led to the discovery of the object—Pluto—that was causing the perturbation. Perturbations in the orbits of stars have led to the discovery of planetary systems outside of our Solar system.
Something intended to mystify.
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  1. Something intended to mystify.
  2. The act of mystifying or the condition of being mystified.
  3. The fact or condition of being mystified.
A state of great alarm, agitation, or dismay.
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  1. A state of great alarm, agitation, or dismay.
  2. A feeling of confusion, helplessness, shock, or dismay
The characteristic of being befuddled.
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  1. The characteristic of being befuddled.
Something that makes it difficult to pay attention or that draws attention away from familiar or everyday concerns:
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  1. Something that makes it difficult to pay attention or that draws attention away from familiar or everyday concerns:
  2. The act of distracting, or the condition of being distracted:
  3. A distracting or being distracted; confusion
Stunned amazement or utter bewilderment
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  1. Stunned amazement or utter bewilderment
  2. Great astonishment or consternation.
  3. The act or an instance of stupefying.
(Countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
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  1. (Countable) A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton.
  2. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to allow walking on marshy or soft ground.
  3. A noisy confusion; loud and confused talk or activity; uproar
Any of various international technical standards, as for electronic equipment or photographic film, set by the German association Deutsches Institut für Normung
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  1. Any of various international technical standards, as for electronic equipment or photographic film, set by the German association Deutsches Institut für Normung
  2. A jumble of loud, usually discordant sounds.
  3. A loud, continuous noise; confused clamor or uproar
A confusion of sounds or voices:
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  1. A confusion of sounds or voices:
  2. In the Bible, a city (now thought to be Babylon) in Shinar where God confounded a presumptuous attempt to build a tower into heaven by confusing the language of its builders into many mutually incomprehensible languages.
  3. A scene or situation of confusion:
A confused situation; a tumult:
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  1. A confused situation; a tumult:
  2. A loud confusing noise:
  3. A confused uproar, commotion, tumult or racket.
Fuss; trouble; excitement
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  1. Fuss; trouble; excitement
Upset of the normal order.
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Something that excites:
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  1. Something that excites:
  2. The condition of being excited.
  3. An exciting or being excited; agitation
(Medicine) Abnormally rapid pulsation, especially of the atria or ventricles of the heart.
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  1. (Medicine) Abnormally rapid pulsation, especially of the atria or ventricles of the heart.
  2. A condition of the heart in which the contractions are very rapid but generally regular
  3. Rapid fluctuation in the pitch of a sound reproduction resulting from variations in the speed of the recording or reproducing equipment.
A state of indecisive agitation.
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  1. A state of indecisive agitation.
  2. A form of noise which is intentionally applied to randomize errors which occur in the processing of both digital audio and digital video data
  3. A nervously excited or confused condition
A psychiatric condition variously characterized by emotional excitability, excessive anxiety, sensory and motor disturbances, or the unconscious simulation of organic disorders, such as blindness, deafness, etc.
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  1. A psychiatric condition variously characterized by emotional excitability, excessive anxiety, sensory and motor disturbances, or the unconscious simulation of organic disorders, such as blindness, deafness, etc.
  2. Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic.
  3. A group of psychiatric symptoms, including heightened emotionality, attention-seeking behavior, and physical symptoms in the absence of organic pathology. The symptoms of hysteria are currently attributed to any of several psychiatric conditions, including somatization disorder, multiple personality disorder, and histrionic personality disorder. The term hysteria is no longer used in clinical use.
Something not in accord; a conflict.
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  1. Something not in accord; a conflict.
  2. Lack of harmony; discord.
  3. A combination of sounds considered dissonant or unpleasant.
An instance or type of such state or disturbance.
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  1. An instance or type of such state or disturbance.
  2. Chaotic or unstable eddying motion in a fluid. Avoiding excessive turbulence generated around moving objects (such as airplanes), which can make their motion inefficient and difficult to control, is a major factor in aerodynamic design.
  3. (Uncountable) Disturbance in a gas or fluid, characterized by evidence of internal motion or unrest.
A sudden or complete loss of courage in the face of trouble or danger.
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  1. A sudden or complete loss of courage in the face of trouble or danger.
  2. A feeling of discouragement or consternation, as at the prospect of trouble
Something uncertain:
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  1. Something uncertain:
  2. The condition of being uncertain; doubt.
  3. (Uncountable) Doubt; the condition of being uncertain or without conviction.
A labyrinth; a puzzle consisting of a complicated network of paths or passages, the aim of which is to find one's way.
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  1. A labyrinth; a puzzle consisting of a complicated network of paths or passages, the aim of which is to find one's way.
  2. A confusing, intricate network of winding pathways; specif., such a network with one or more pathways that are shut off at their ends, used as in behavioral testing of animals
  3. A physical situation in which it is easy to get lost:
A state of uncertainty; perplexing situation or position; dilemma
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  1. A state of uncertainty; perplexing situation or position; dilemma
A confused noise; a clatter.
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  1. A confused noise; a clatter.
  2. A confused disordered jumble of things.
  3. A number of things scattered in disorder; jumble
A jumbled, confused condition
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  1. A jumbled, confused condition
  2. (Informal) A fight, quarrel, or argument
  3. An intertwisted, confused mass of things, as string, branches, etc.; snarl
The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
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  1. The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
  2. The state of being disorganized; as, the disorganization of the body, or of government.
A popular dance originating in the early 1970s, performed to funk music.
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  1. A popular dance originating in the early 1970s, performed to funk music.
  2. The act or process of failing to function or continue.
  3. A failure to work or function properly
A feeling of tightness:
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  1. A feeling of tightness:
  2. A fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way.
  3. A problem; difficulty; entanglement
A connection, relation, or involvement, as between businesses; specif., merger
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  1. A connection, relation, or involvement, as between businesses; specif., merger
  2. A temporary interruption or cessation of a normal activity
  3. A temporary stoppage or interruption of work, production, traffic, service, etc.
(--- Sports) The illegal hindering of an opposing player, specif., in football, of an opponent who is trying to catch a pass
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  1. (--- Sports) The illegal hindering of an opposing player, specif., in football, of an opponent who is trying to catch a pass
  2. The superposition of two or more waves propagating through a given region. Depending on how the peaks and troughs of the interacting waves coincide with each other, the resulting wave amplitude can be higher or smaller than the amplitudes of the individual waves. &diamf3; When two waves interact so that they rise and fall together more than half the time, the amplitude of the resulting wave is greater than that of the larger wave. This is called constructive interference. &diamf3; When two waves interact such that they rise and fall together less than half the time, the resulting amplitude is smaller than the amplitude of the stronger wave. This interference is called destructive interference. It is possible for two waves of the same magnitude to completely cancel out in destructive interference where their sum is always zero, that is, where their peaks and troughs are perfectly opposed.
  3. (--- Football) The legal blocking of opposing players in order to clear the way for the ball carrier; also, the player or players who do such blocking
The state or quality of being nervous.
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  1. The state or quality of being nervous.
A confused struggle or fight at close quarters.
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  1. A confused struggle or fight at close quarters.
  2. A confused tumultuous mingling, as of a crowd:
  3. A noisy, confused fight or hand-to-hand struggle among a number of people
The legendary knot tied to a pole near the temple of Zeus in Gordium.
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  1. The legendary knot tied to a pole near the temple of Zeus in Gordium.
  2. An intricate knot tied by King Gordius of Phrygia and cut by Alexander the Great with his sword after hearing an oracle promise that whoever could undo it would be the next ruler of Asia.
  3. An exceedingly complicated problem or deadlock.
The property of being deranged.
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  1. The property of being deranged.
  2. An act or instance of deranging.
  3. (Mathematics) A permutation of a set such that no element is in its previous position.
A confused, disordered state or situation; complication; confusion
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  1. A confused, disordered state or situation; complication; confusion
  2. A harsh utterance expressing anger, impatience, etc.
  3. A confused, complicated, or tangled situation:
A piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb
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  1. A piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb
  2. A pulled thread in knitted material, causing a loop at the point where it is caught
  3. An unexpected or hidden obstacle, difficulty, etc.
An assortment or a medley; a conglomeration:
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  1. An assortment or a medley; a conglomeration:
  2. A confused mixture; jumble; hodgepodge
A mixture of dissimilar ingredients; a jumble.
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  1. A mixture of dissimilar ingredients; a jumble.
  2. Any jumbled mixture; mess
  3. A kind of stew
Something supposed to be a wonderful discovery but turning out to be a hoax or a delusion
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  1. Something supposed to be a wonderful discovery but turning out to be a hoax or a delusion
  2. An extraordinarily complicated situation.
  3. A disorderly or confused condition; mess
A place or milieu characterized by intense, often ruthless competition or struggle for survival:
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  1. A place or milieu characterized by intense, often ruthless competition or struggle for survival:
  2. Something made up of many confused elements; a bewildering complex or maze:
  3. A form of electronic dance music originating in England in the early 1990s, that blends elements of hip hop, reggae, techno, and house music, emphasizing fast tempos, heavy, elongated bass beats, and highly syncopated, complicated breakbeats and rhythms
A fuss made over something, commotion.
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  1. A fuss made over something, commotion.
  2. A task that has been noted as one that must be completed, especially on a list.
  3. A task yet to be done; an item on a to-do list.
Alternative spelling of hurlyburly.
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  1. Alternative spelling of hurlyburly.
  2. (Archaic) A noisy and disorderly tumult and confusion, especially as of battle.
  3. Noisy confusion; tumult.
A statement, insult, etc. that prevents the opponent from replying further.
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  1. A statement, insult, etc. that prevents the opponent from replying further.
  2. The action of stopping operations; a closing, of a computer, business, event, etc.
  3. A stoppage or suspension of work or activity, as in a factory
A bungling, or clumsy, act
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  1. A bungling, or clumsy, act
  2. A clumsy or inept performance; a botch:
  3. A bungled piece of work
(Brit., Dial.) A boil, sore, or ulcer
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  1. (Brit., Dial.) A boil, sore, or ulcer
  2. A badly patched place or part
  3. A ruined or defective piece of work:
(Informal) A mix-up; botch; mess
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  1. (Informal) A mix-up; botch; mess
  2. A disastrous mistake.
  3. A condition of confusion caused by mistakes or poor judgment.
A person who screws up
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  1. A person who screws up
  2. A serious mistake; blunder; mess
A noisy clamor.
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  1. A noisy clamor.
  2. (Informal) An uproar or commotion
  3. A noisy, sometimes violent disturbance; noise and confusion; a quarrel.
An arduous hike or climb over rough terrain.
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  1. An arduous hike or climb over rough terrain.
  2. A disorderly struggle or rush, as for something prized
  3. A hard, hurried climb or advance, as over rough, difficult ground
An instance of walking without lifting one's feet.
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  1. An instance of walking without lifting one's feet.
  2. A confused mixture or state of things; a jumble:
  3. (By extension, music) A rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.
A diminutive of the male given name Stewart.
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  1. A diminutive of the male given name Stewart.
  2. A dish cooked by stewing, especially a mixture of meat or fish and vegetables with stock.
  3. (Informal) Mental agitation:
(Informal) A state of frenzied excitement, esp. over some trivial matter
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  1. (Informal) A state of frenzied excitement, esp. over some trivial matter
(Informal) A difficult situation; predicament
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  1. (Informal) A difficult situation; predicament
  2. A preserve made from whole fruit boiled to a pulp with sugar.
  3. A group of persons or things so close together as to jam a passageway, etc.
A clear determination or understanding:
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  1. A clear determination or understanding:
  2. An instance of arranging a special consideration, such as an exemption from a requirement, or an improper or illegal outcome, especially by means of bribery.
  3. To kill and preserve a tissue specimen rapidly to retain as nearly as possible the characteristics it had in the living body.
A mix-up, mishap, mistake, etc.
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  1. A mix-up, mishap, mistake, etc.
  2. A chaotic or confused situation.
The state of being abashed; embarrassment from shame. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]
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  1. The state of being abashed; embarrassment from shame. [First attested from 1350 to 1470.]
A feeling of embarrassment or distress because one has failed or been disappointed
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  1. A feeling of embarrassment or distress because one has failed or been disappointed
  2. A keen feeling of mental unease, as of annoyance or embarrassment, caused by failure, disappointment, or a disconcerting event:
  1. A feeling of frustration, disappointment, perplexity or embarrassment.
  2. Frustration or disappointment.
  3. A discomfiting or being discomfited; frustration, confusion, etc.
The state of being discomposed.
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  1. The state of being discomposed.
  2. Absence of composure.
The act or an instance of embarrassing:
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  1. The act or an instance of embarrassing:
  2. Financial difficulty:
  3. A source or cause of being embarrassed:
(Math.) A pattern or state of order existing within apparent disorder, as in the irregularities of a coastline or a snowflake
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  1. (Math.) A pattern or state of order existing within apparent disorder, as in the irregularities of a coastline or a snowflake
  2. The disorder of formless matter and infinite space, supposed to have existed before the ordered universe
  3. Extreme confusion or disorder
  1. A confused disordered jumble of things.
  2. A confused noise; a clatter.
  3. A number of things scattered in disorder; jumble
The state or quality of being confused
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  1. The state or quality of being confused
The property of being deranged.
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  1. The property of being deranged.
  2. An act or instance of deranging.
  3. (Mathematics) A permutation of a set such that no element is in its previous position.
Upset of the normal order.
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A state of disorder; confusion.
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  1. A state of disorder; confusion.
  2. Want of array or regular order; disorder; confusion.
  3. An untidy condition; disorder; confusion
An upset of normal function; ailment
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  1. An upset of normal function; ailment
  2. An ailment that affects the function of mind or body:
  3. A condition characterized by lack of normal functioning of physical or mental processes:
The state or quality of being disorderly.
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  1. The state or quality of being disorderly.
The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
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  1. The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
  2. The state of being disorganized; as, the disorganization of the body, or of government.
A confused or disordered mass:
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  1. A confused or disordered mass:
  2. A confused mixture or heap
  3. A kind of thin, sugared cookie shaped like a ring
A disorderly or confused collection or mass of things; jumble; hodgepodge
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  1. A disorderly or confused collection or mass of things; jumble; hodgepodge
  2. A confused, troubling, or embarrassing condition or situation:
  3. A group of people, usually soldiers or sailors, who regularly eat meals together.
  1. A mix, blend, or variety.
  2. A case of confusion.
  3. A condition or instance of confusion; tangle
A state of mental confusion.
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  1. A state of mental confusion.
  2. Mental confusion
  3. A confused or disordered condition; mess, jumble, etc.
  1. A disorderly mess
  2. A state of disorder; a mess.
  3. (Informal) A mess; disorder
A disorderly struggle or rush, as for something prized
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  1. A disorderly struggle or rush, as for something prized
  2. An arduous hike or climb over rough terrain.
  3. A hard, hurried climb or advance, as over rough, difficult ground
An act of tumbling; a fall.
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  1. An act of tumbling; a fall.
  2. A confused heap
  3. Disorder; confusion
A mix-up, mishap, mistake, etc.
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  1. A mix-up, mishap, mistake, etc.
  2. A chaotic or confused situation.

Synonym Study

  • Muddle implies a snarled confusion resulting from mismanagement or incompetence they've made a muddle of the negotiations
  • Jumble suggests a confused mixture of dissimilar things his drawer was a jumble of clothing and books
  • Chaos implies total and apparently irremediable lack of organization the troops are in a state of chaos
  • Disorder and disarray imply a disturbance of the proper order or arrangement of parts the room was in disorder, her clothes were in disarray
  • Confusion suggests an indiscriminate mixing or putting together of things so that it is difficult to distinguish the individual elements or parts the hall was a confusion of languages
Find another word for confusion. In this page you can discover 177 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for confusion, like: disorderedness, obscuring, blurring, mixing up, upsetting, disturbing, embarrassing, discomfiting, abashing, agitating and addling.