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confusion

[ kuhn-fyoo-zhuhn ]
/ kənˈfyu ʒən /
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noun
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Origin of confusion

1300–50; Middle English (<Anglo-French ) <Latin confūsiōn- (stem of confūsiō). See confuse, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM confusion

con·fu·sion·al, adjectivepre·con·fu·sion, nounre·con·fu·sion, nounsu·per·con·fu·sion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for confusion

confusion
/ (kənˈfjuːʒən) /

noun
the act of confusing or the state of being confused
disorder; jumble
bewilderment; perplexity
lack of clarity; indistinctness
embarrassment; abashment

Derived forms of confusion

confusional, adjective
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Medical definitions for confusion

confusion
[ kən-fyōōzhən ]

n.
Impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person; a disturbed mental state.
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