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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Confusion \Con*fu"sion\, noun [F. confusion, L. confusio.]

1. The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult.

The confusion of thought to which the Aristotelians were liable. --Whewell.

Moody beggars starving for a time Of pellmell havoc and confusion. --Shak.

2. The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.

Confusion dwelt in every face And fear in every heart. --Spectator.

3. Overthrow; defeat; ruin.

Ruin seize thee, ruthless king, Confusion on thy banners wait. --Gray.

4. One who confuses; a confounder. [Obs.] --Chapmen.

{Confusion of goods} (Law), the intermixture of the goods of two or more persons, so that their respective portions can no longer be distinguished. --Blackstone. --Bouvier.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"

2: a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions" [syn: {confusion}, {mental confusion}, {confusedness}, {muddiness}, {disarray}]

3: a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused [syn: {confusion}, {discombobulation}]

4: an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended; "the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel"

5: a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another; "he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw" [syn: {confusion}, {mix-up}]

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