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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Old French confusion, from Old French confusio, confusionem.

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NounEdit

confusion (usually uncountable, plural confusions)

  1. A lack of clarity or order.
  2. The state of being confused; misunderstanding.
  3. (archaic) A state of shame or embarrassment.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      Lady Bellaston fixed her eyes on Sophia whilst she spoke these words. To which that poor young lady, having her face overspread with blushes and confusion, answered, in a stammering voice []

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French confusion, from Old French confusion, a borrowing from Latin confusio, confusionem, from verb confundo.

NounEdit

confusion f (plural confusions)

  1. confusion

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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French confusion.

NounEdit

confusion f (plural confusions)

  1. confusion

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin confusio, confusionem.

NounEdit

confusion f (oblique plural confusions, nominative singular confusion, nominative plural confusions)

  1. spread (act or instance of spreading)

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