Simple Definition of confusion
: a situation in which people are uncertain about what to do or are unable to understand something clearly
: the feeling that you have when you do not understand what is happening, what is expected, etc.
: a state or situation in which many things are happening in a way that is not controlled or orderly
Examples of confusion in a sentence
There is still some confusion as to the time of the meeting.
There is a great deal of confusion about how the system works.
the anxieties and confusions of teenage life
He stared in confusion and disbelief.
There was total confusion when the truck hit the restaurant.
First Known Use of confusion
CONFUSION Defined for Kids
Definition of confusion for Students
1 : difficulty in understanding or in being able to tell one thing from a similar thing
2 : a feeling or state of uncertainty
Word Root of confusion
The Latin word fundere, meaning “to pour,” and its form fūsus give us the roots fund and fus. Words from the Latin fundere have something to do with pouring. To refund is to pour someone's money back to her or him. Confusion exists when too many things are poured together so that they become uncertain and unclear. A profusion is a great quantity that seems to have been poured forth from a plentiful supply.
Legal Definition of confusion
1 in the civil law of Louisiana : a uniting of two interests or rights in property into one — compare merger 1
2 in the civil law of Louisiana : the termination of an obligation by a person acquiring the right from which the obligation arose
3 : the mixing or blending together of goods or commodities so that the individual owners cannot identify their own property —called also confusion of goods
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