Translation of confusion in Spanish:


confusión, n.

Pronunciation /kənˈfjuʒən//kənˈfjuːʒ(ə)n/


  • 1

    • 1.1(turmoil)

      confusión feminine
      the meeting ended in confusion la reunión terminó en medio de la confusión general
      • Her voice was shrill, warped by panic, confusion, and a small feeling of wild hope and relief flooding through her all at once.
      • A strange sense of panic and confusion started to overtake him as the gravity of his situation set in.
      • All these goals seem unattainable in the chaos, confusion and disorder that seem to prevail presently in and around Pakistan and indeed in the whole world of humanity.
      • The village went into an uproarious panic as people scattered everywhere in confusion and fear.
      • The airport, which had to be shut down for two hours, was thrown into confusion as news of the incident reached passengers.
      • Much of the union leadership was thrown into confusion and crisis.
      • People tend to think of health only when ill and a medical emergency often leaves victims and families in utter confusion and panic.
      • The remaining soldiers were suddenly thrown into confusion as there squad leader and sergeant were both killed in an instant.
      • The knights on the bridge behind were thrown into confusion, panicked, and retreated.
      • Even in these testing situations, panic and confusion ran high when someone hit the water.
      • Dreams about being attacked bring feelings of panic and confusion.
      • Regulators say confusion and panic led to last year's deadly farmer's market crash in Santa Monica.
      • Passengers were herded to the back of the planes in horrific scenes of panic and confusion as many came to the terrible realisation their flights were about to be sent plunging to the ground.
      • The biggest risk from a dirty bomb is the chaos and confusion caused by mass panic.
      • The idea was that by sending intelligence agencies off on a false trail, panic and confusion would be created, to the point where the army might have to step in to take control.
      • A certain distancing by the party leadership has left questions unanswered and added to confusion and panic in the republican movement.
      • That's the way to create the impression of confusion, panic and chaos.
      • The crowd was screaming, but not in panic or confusion.
      • And when the Empire came to an end the values, the expectations, the symbols, and the sanctions of Confucian government were thrown into confusion.
      • I'm sure he's even chased his own in the utter confusion of the situation.

    • 1.2(disorder)

      desorden masculine
      the desk was in confusion el escritorio estaba en desorden
      • A weak story, tepid characters, a confusion of plots and, to top it all, some terrible editing make this one of the worst reads of the month.
      • A lone figure awaited them; he stood amidst a confusion of metal and tubing.
      • My apartment reflects this - a confusion of colours, styles and stuff.
      • Watched at normal speed, this sequence is now a confusion of criss-crossing energy bolts and impact explosions.
      • The bottom is covered with a confusion of broken rubble and weed.
      • Then I got tangled in a confusion of traffic jams, roadworks, diversions and obscure road signs.
      • Wisdom derives from simplicity; decisions from not having a confusion of choices, and values from parental behaviour.
      • I have provided a map of a fairly straightforward route, anything more would be a confusion of directions.
      • Here on the battlefield, everything was a confusion of color, movement and smell.
      • The rest of the gig is but a confusion of splintered sounds and images, as if someone had smashed my memory like a glass bowl and stuck it back together in the wrong order with half the pieces missing.
      • He felt hands touching him, heard a confusion of voices calling him.
      • Whilst the background was a confusion of cloth the picture was distinct.
      • Within moments of entering the massive hallway I was separated from my grasshopper companion in a confusion of unfamiliar people and totally lost sight of him.
      • One year ago to the day I stood behind a wire fence staring at a confusion of cranes, bulldozers and lorries scurrying around what could only be described as a building site.
      • Breath tumbles invisibly between the teeth, a confusion of molecules.
      • This is a complicated text in which time and space overlap, while images and metaphors intertwine, resulting in a confusion of characters and places.
      • On it there is a confusion of bottles and what I think are a few photographs in frames.
      • There was something about it that lured him in through the gate, which had been reduced to a confusion of bent, hollow tubing many years before.
      • The white men fired their weapons, creating a confusion of noise.
      • He's pulled to his feet and stands vacantly and unhelpfully behind the coffin as it see-saws up the steps, carried by the royal family, in a confusion of priests and cameramen.

  • 2

    • 2.1(perplexity)

      confusión feminine
      desconcierto masculine
      this news added to my confusion esta noticia aumentó mi confusión / desconcierto
      • there's some confusion about who's to do it existe cierta confusión acerca de quién ha de hacerlo
      • There will also be psychological confusion about such happenings.
      • There is a lot of confusion over what the law requires.
      • Immediately any confusion over identity would have been solved.
      • For the moment, expect confusion about what's legal and what isn't in bars and clubs to continue unabated.
      • It's due to start at the beginning of the season but there's confusion over what leagues and competitions it will apply to.
      • There is much confusion over what actually happened on their game-winning drive.
      • The uncertainty symbolises the current confusion over the role of the arts, the group declare.
      • While that was happening jobs were protected, but there was confusion over which jobs would be temporary and which permanent.
      • However, there is uncertainty and confusion about the nature and purpose of global education.
      • Newspapers only added to the inaccuracies and confusion about what really happened.
      • Much of the information came from the flood of news agency reports, reflecting the general sense of chaos and confusion over what was happening.
      • It is disturbing that there appears to be so much uncertainty and confusion about rights today.
      • The theft happened on Tuesday afternoon but last night there was confusion about what was in the documents.
      • There's actually some confusion about whether the film was ever intended to be released in theaters.
      • These dynamic changes sometimes occur mid-sentence, but there is never any confusion about the identities depicted.
      • This reflects a moral uncertainty and confusion about the war more than it does the reality of danger on the ground.
      • Indecision and confusion about where funds were to come from and problems securing necessary materials also affected construction.
      • But joy was often mixed up with confusion about what really happened.
      • There seems to be some confusion about what one should be doing at the moment.
      • There was still confusion about exactly how he was hurt and uncertainty about whether he had passed out as a result of his fall or because the ball hit his head.

    • 2.2(embarrassment)

      turbación feminine
      her presence threw him into confusion su presencia lo turbó

  • 3

    (failure to distinguish)
    confusión feminine
    • Since the European Community directive was issued, errors arising from confusion between ephedrine and epinephrine have been reported.
    • So much of what we talk about is not what God's will is but what makes us feel ok, resulting in a confusion of faith with religion.
    • These efforts flow from a fundamental error - confusion between two very distinct constitutional realms.
    • In non-linguistic signifying systems a confusion of the two notions consistently arises.
    • The same confusion of intent infects his trademark stylistic flourishes.
    • In fact, this appeared to be a confusion of the user and the used.
    • The moral confusion created by mistaking preferences for moral judgements has brought a note of hysteria into the consideration of modern Scotland and its complex moral issues.
    • It is necessary to point out this fact to prevent a confusion of socialism and interventionism.
    • The term has produced much confusion, because the word ‘organic’ means different things to different people.
    • It leads to confusion when credentials are mistaken for credibility, or competence for character.
    • This seems to be a waste, a duplication and a confusion of strategy and direction.
    • Potential for confusion exists because the words ‘laminated’ and ‘coating’ sometimes are used interchangeably.
    • It has always seemed to me to reflect a confusion of means and ends.
    • This is caused by confusion with the German word ‘Ziege.’
    • We might say there is a confusion of measuring and defining.
    • In addition, women's voices in the cemetery benefit from a confusion of public and private.
    • Among revolver terms, there is less room for error or confusion.
    • Therefore, it is no wonder that there is a confusion of roles between the curator and the sales manager.
    • As a result of this widespread confusion between words and actions, the verdict has divided the press.
    • Doctors and nurses should always check the label before administering any substance to a patient, but this kind of packaging can only increase the risk of confusion and drug error.