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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated confusion as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

29 November 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 32 answers for the crossword clue 'confusion', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given confusion a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen confusion as an answer itself some 43 times.

confusion is a single word clue made up of 9 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Thursday, 11 November 2021 with the answer being BEWILDERMENT, but the most popular answer for this clue is PANIC.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'confusion', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'confusion' and give you a hint.

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

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

A rapid active commotion

Chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids

Dish baked in pastry-lined pan often with a pastry top


4 Letters

Confusion characterized by lack of clarity

A (large) military dining room where service personnel eat or relax

Moisten or soil; "Her tears moiled the letter"

5 Letters

(physics) a dynamical system that is extremely sensitive to its initial conditions

Violent and needless disturbance

Cause to be perplexed or confounded; "This problem stumped her"

Be overcome by a sudden fear; "The students panicked when told that final exams were less than a week away"

6 Letters

Pejorative terms for an insane asylum

HUDDLE Surinder Sobti
A disorganized and densely packed crowd; "a huddle of frightened women"

The willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person


Mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues"

Something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations"

Toss, roll, or rise and fall in an uncontrolled way; "The shipwrecked survivors weltered in the sea for hours"

7 Letters

Cause to be nervous or upset

MELANGE Anita Doran
A motley assortment of things

Disturbance usually in protest

8 Letters

Untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)

A physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"

9 Letters

The quality of being cloudy

11 Letters

A state of extreme confusion and disorder

12 Letters

Confusion resulting from failure to understand

Confusion resulting from failure to understand

A mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"

Act stealthily or secretively

13 Letters

Extreme excess; "an embarrassment of riches"

15 Letters

A mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"

16 Letters

A feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused

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