Origin of confusion
Examples from the Web for confusion
Despite its ranking at the bottom of most international development indexes, the conflict is shrouded by confusion.
Bohac vowed to that when he came back next year there would be no confusion about any Christmas tree or Santa aprons.
There was confusion because our fathers were no longer going to work.
Putin may very well be the last optimist left in the country, which is facing a time of confusion and disappointment.After His Disastrous Annual Press Conference, Putin Needs A Hug|Anna Nemtsova|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her own muddled feelings of confusion, shame, and fear are what make the essay great and what make the essay her story.
Hide it not for my help, for my honour, but tell me, Lest my time and thy time be lost days and confusion!Poems By The Way & Love Is Enough|William Morris
The confusion of thought which has led to the misconceptions about defence as a method of war is due to several obvious causes.Some Principles of Maritime Strategy|Julian Stafford Corbett
The Celts fled in confusion, and the road to the Alps was opened.History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD|Robert F. Pennell
There was a good deal of confusion; there always is, you know; passengers getting out and getting in.Johnny Ludlow, Fourth Series|Mrs. Henry Wood
There is some confusion in the various descriptions of these mounds.On Some Ancient Battle-Fields in Lancashire|Charles Hardwick
British Dictionary definitions for confusion
Word Origin and History for confusion
late 13c., "overthrow, ruin," from Old French confusion (11c.) "disorder, confusion, shame," from Latin confusionem (nominative confusio) "a mingling, mixing, blending; confusion, disorder," noun of action from confundere "to pour together," also "to confuse" (see confound). Sense of "a putting to shame" (a sort of mental "overthrow") is late 14c. in English, while that of "mental perplexity" is from 1590s.