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confusion - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'confusion' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Confusion [ n.]
- The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult.
- The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.
- Overthrow; defeat; ruin.
- One who confuses; a confounder.

Meaning of 'confusion' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . confusion [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
Example in sentence:
  • a confusion of impressions
Meaning (2):
- a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another
Example in sentence:
  • he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw
Meaning (3):
- disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably
Example in sentence:
  • the army retreated in confusion
Meaning (4):
- an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended
Example in sentence:
  • the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel