Synonyms for confusion

Grammar : Noun
Spell : kuhn-fyoo-zhuhn
Phonetic Transcription : kənˈfyu ʒən

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Définition of confusion

Origin :
  • late 13c., "overthrow, ruin," from Old French confusion (11c.) "disorder, confusion, shame," from Latin confusionem (nominative confusio) "a mingling, mixing, blending; confusion, disorder," noun of action from confundere "to pour together," also "to confuse" (see confound). Sense of "a putting to shame" (a sort of mental "overthrow") is late 14c. in English, while that of "mental perplexity" is from 1590s.
  • noun disorientation
  • noun disoriented state
Example sentences :
  • Proclus was covered with confusion, but still seemed half incredulous.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • "He hadn't long to live, anyway," answered the marshal in some confusion.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Sidney arrived a little after six, and from that moment the confusion in the sick-room was at an end.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He started and turned to me a face of confusion—yes, and of worship.
  • Extract from : « The Bacillus of Beauty » by Harriet Stark
  • Yes, they were like an army of ants that had been suddenly thrown into confusion.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Then, perhaps, says another, the essence of a bull lies in confusion of ideas.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • Whether to call it a confusion of expressions or of ideas, I can't tell.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • But he could not make the scene come alive because of the noise and confusion in the street.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • Our intention, it must be confessed, however, was to seize the Regulus in the confusion.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox

Antonyms for confusion

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