confusion

noun
ADJECTIVE
complete, total, utter
considerable, great
mild, slight
general, mass, widespread
understandable

They are very hard to tell apart, so the confusion is understandable.

pure

His expression was one of pure confusion.

initial
momentary
unnecessary
mental
ensuing, resulting
VERB + CONFUSION
avoid, prevent

a few key tips to help you avoid any confusion

I kept my ex-husband's last name to prevent confusion.

cause, create, generate, lead to, result in, sow
add to

This latest decision has only added to the general confusion.

minimize

medication labels that minimize confusion

clarify, clear up, dispel, eliminate
plunge sb/sth into, throw sb/sth into

The office has been thrown into total confusion by her resignation.

sense

I could sense her confusion and frustration.

CONFUSION + VERB
arise, reign

Confusion reigns when two managers give conflicting instructions.

surround sth

The government needs to clear up the confusion surrounding its policy on water.

PREPOSITION
in (the) confusion

She stared at them both in utter confusion.

In the confusion that followed, she managed to slip away unnoticed.

confusion about, confusion over, confusion regarding

There is widespread confusion about the government's health policy.

There has been considerable confusion regarding the facts of her death.

confusion among

The announcement caused a lot of confusion among the students.

confusion as to

confusion as to the whereabouts of the man

confusion between

confusion between letters of the alphabet

confusion with

the confusion of this book with her last one

PHRASES
a scene of confusion, a state of confusion
to avoid confusion

To avoid confusion, label each box clearly.


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