Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being confused or disordered; want of order. distinctness, or clearness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A state of confusion.

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  • noun The state or quality of being confused

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  • noun a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

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Examples

  • WV: echami: A state of confusedness, such as one brought on by this CCC.

    Hey Everybody, Do You Know What Time It Is?

  • Any deceptiveness in our ideas derives from their confusedness and is the result of our misuse of freedom.

    Antoine Arnauld

  • Opposite to confusedness of ideas is distinctness.

    Antoine Arnauld

  • Random wandering around and being very disorientated due to extreme tiredness and general dazed and confusedness.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Random wandering around and being very disorientated due to extreme tiredness and general dazed and confusedness.

    Technokitten goes to Glastonbury

  • A larger-scale version of the sextet of spirits which closes act I, act IV moves with the quickness and confusedness of a full Mozartian concerted finale.

    'An assiduous frequenter of the Italian opera': Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound and the opera buffa

  • In general, causation is to be understood as an increase in distinctness on the part of the causally active substance, and an increase in confusedness on the part of the passively effected substance.

    Leibniz's Philosophy of Mind

  • An eddying murmur filled my ears, and a strange, dumb confusedness descended on my mind.

    The Time Machine, by H. G. Wells

  • What now if another should say that “this same formlessness and confusedness of matter, was for this reason first conveyed under the name of heaven and earth, because out of it was this visible world with all those natures which most manifestly appear in it, which is ofttimes called by the name of heaven and earth, created and perfected?”

    The Confessions

  • An eddying murmur filled my ears, and a strange, dumb confusedness descended on my mind.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

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