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1 a state of mental uncertainty
  • the farmer's driving directions to the fairground just left us in total confusion

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2 a state in which everything is out of order
  • it was hard to find anything in that confusion in the attic

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3 the emotional state of being made self-consciously uncomfortable
  • thrown into speechless confusion by the wild accusations

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The first known use of confusion was in the 14th century

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“Confusion.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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