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Confusion \Con*fu"sion\, n. [F. confusion, L. confusio.] 1. The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult. The confusion of thought to which the Aristotelians were liable.

Moody beggars starving for a time Of pellmell havoc and confusion.

2. The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.

Confusion dwelt in every face And fear in every heart.

3. Overthrow; defeat; ruin.

Ruin seize thee, ruthless king, Confusion on thy banners wait.

4. One who confuses; a confounder.

{Confusion of goods} (Law), the intermixture of the goods of two or more persons, so that their respective portions can no longer be distinguished.

confusion n 1: disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion" 2: a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions" [syn: {mental confusion}, {confusedness}, {disarray}] 3: a feeling of embarrassment that leaves you confused [syn: {discombobulation}] 4: an act causing a disorderly combination of elements with identities lost and distinctions blended; "the confusion of tongues at the Tower of Babel" 5: a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another; "he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw" [syn: {mix-up}]

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CONFUSION. The concurrence of two qualities in the same subject, which mutually destroy each other.

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