a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another
"he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"
- mix up
an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended
"the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"
a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused
a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
"a confusion of impressions"
- mental confusion
disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
"the army retreated in confusion"