confuse [kuhn-fyooz] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||mix up; involve|
|Synonyms:||bedlamize, blend, clutter, confound, disarrange, disarray, discombobulate, discreate, disorder, disorganize, embroil, encumber, entangle, intermingle, involve, jumble, litter, mess up*, mingle, mistake, muddle, muss up, rumple, snarl up, tangle, tousle, tumble|
|Antonyms:||order, organize, separate|
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||disrupt arrangement; make shambles of|
|Synonyms:||break down, break up, clutter, complicate, confound, confuse, demobilize, derange, destroy, disarrange, disarray, disband, discompose, discreate, dishevel, dislocate, disorder, disperse, disturb, embroil, jumble, litter, mess up, mislay, misplace, muddle, perturb, put out of order, scatter, scramble, shuffle, toss, turn topsy-turvy, unsettle, upset|
|Antonyms:||compose, neaten, order, organize, plan, systematize, tidy|
|Concept:||[Absence, or want of order] Disorder.|
disorder; derangement; irregularity; anomaly (unconformity); anarchy, anarchism; want of method; untidiness; disunion; discord., confusion; confusedness; mishmash, mix; disarray, jumble, huddle, litter, lumber; cahotage; farrago; mess, mash, muddle, muss [U. S.], hash, hodgepodge; hotch-potch, hotch-pot; imbroglio, chaos, omnium gatherum, medley; mere mixture; fortuitous concourse of atoms, disjecta membra, rudis indigestaque moles [Ovid]., turmoil; ferment (agitation); to-do, trouble, pudder, pother, row, rumble, disturbance, hubbub, convulsion, tumult, uproar, revolution, riot, rumpus, stour, scramble, brawl, fracas, fight, free-for-all, row, ruction, rumpus, embroilment, melee, spill and pelt, rough and tumble; whirlwind; bear garden, Babel, Saturnalia, donnybrook, Donnybrook Fair, confusion worse confounded, most admired disorder, concordia discors; Bedlam, all hell broke loose; bull in a china shop; all the fat in the fire, diable a' quatre, Devil to pay; pretty kettle of fish; pretty piece of work, pretty piece of business.
disorderly, orderless; out of order, out of place, out of gear; irregular, desultory; anomalous (unconformable); acephalous, deranged; aimless; disorganized; straggling; unmethodical, immethodical; unsymmetric, unsystematic; untidy, slovenly; dislocated; out of sorts; promiscuous, indiscriminate; chaotic, anarchical; unarranged; confused; deranged; topsy-turvy (inverted) [more]; shapeless; disjointed, out of joint., troublous; riotous (violent).
irregularly; by fits, by fits and snatches, by fits and starts; pellmell; higgledy-piggledy; helter-skelter, harum-scarum; in a ferment; at sixes and sevens, at cross-purposes; upside down.
the cart before the horse; chaos is come again; "the wreck of matter and the crush of worlds" [Addison].
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