Examples of conflation in a Sentence
the word “robustious” is probably a conflation of “robust” and “boisterous”
Recent Examples of conflation from the Web
Courtesy of Joel Reynolds The ableist conflation of disability with disease and suffering is age-old.
In a curious conflation of luxury and authenticity typical of today’s voguish aesthetic, guests sip Old-Fashioneds at a poolside bar made from a shipping container while watching working shipping containers get unloaded across the water.
In fact, the similarities between the Zohar and those canonical works run deep, especially in their conflation of romantic and spiritual quests.
Few have ever touched the fierce conflation of avant-garde with pop entertainment the way that Jones has consistently done since the 1970s -- and that continues into 2017.
So Diana wondered if she’d sometimes mutated, in his imagination, into the conflation and the cause of all his little castrations, the leering source of everything that smote and failed him.
This conflation of parental concerns about an inappropriate curriculum with LGBTQ issues polarizes the debate by portraying Cupertino Union parents as being out of touch with their children’s needs.
If Rubchinskiy and Gvasalia are dressing us as members of the proletariat, Sergeenko’s clothes are an odd conflation of peasants and princesses — the garb of the former with the price tags of the latter.
The consensus in the U.K. that something had to be done to help refugees, particularly children, had fallen apart after the Nice attack and the conflation, in its wake, of terrorists and refugees.
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First Known Use of conflation
Synonymsadmixture, alloy, amalgam, amalgamation, cocktail, combination, composite, compound, blend, emulsion, fusion, intermixture, meld, mix, mixture, synthesis
Related Wordshalf-and-half; absorption, blending, coalescence, coalition, commingling, commixture, compost, concretion, homogenization, immingling, immixture, incorporation, integration, interfusion, intermingling, mergence, merger, merging, mingling; assortment, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, jumble, medley, mélange, mishmash, motley, patchwork, potpourri, variety; accumulation, aggregation, conglomeration
Near Antonymscomponent, constituent, element, ingredient
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