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con·fu·sion

confusion

 
 
pronunciation:
kn fyu zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act of confusing or state of being confused.
There was confusion in the computer lab when the power went out.
 
synonyms:
bewilderment
antonyms:
certainty, clarification
similar words:
bafflement, fluster, fog, jumble, mess, muddle
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The word confusion contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
fus, found2 Latin root that means pour, melt
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-ion Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ion attaches to bases that are Latin verb stems ending in s or t.