con·fu·sion /kənˈfjuʒən/ 名詞
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. --Whewell.
Moody beggars starving for a time
Of pellmell havoc and confusion. --Shak.
2. The state of being abashed or disconcerted; loss self-possession; perturbation; shame.
Confusion dwelt in every face
And fear in every heart. --Spectator.
3. Overthrow; defeat; ruin.
Ruin seize thee, ruthless king,
Confusion on thy banners wait. --Gray.
4. One who confuses; a confounder. [Obs.]
Confusion of goods Law, the intermixture of the goods of two or more persons, so that their respective portions can no longer be distinguished.
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]