A state of being confused or dazed is befuddlement. If you suddenly woke up in the year 3025, your befuddlement would be totally understandable.

When someone is utterly bewildered or mixed-up, they're befuddled, and this extreme kind of confusion is befuddlement. If you notice a tourist's befuddlement, it would be friendly to offer directions. If you don't study at all for a math test, complete befuddlement when you see the exam may be inevitable. Befuddlement comes from a now-obsolete verb, fuddle, "to confuse as though with drink."

Definitions of befuddlement

n confusion resulting from failure to understand

bafflement, bemusement, bewilderment, mystification, obfuscation, puzzlement
Type of:
confusedness, confusion, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness
a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.