confusedness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n confusedness a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior "a confusion of impressions"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Confusedness A state of confusion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n confusedness The state of being confused or disordered; want of order. distinctness, or clearness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Confusedness state of being confused: disorder
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A doublet of Confound.

Usage

In literature:

But if there is no justification there is at least a very effective excuse in the mental confusedness of our time.
"The New Machiavelli" by Herbert George Wells
Every careful reader has noticed the confusedness of Paul's mind and arguments.
"Pagan & Christian Creeds" by Edward Carpenter
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