confusion vs discombobulation what difference

what is difference between confusion and discombobulation

English

Etymology

From Middle English confusioun, from Old French confusion, from Latin confusio, confusionem.

Morphologically confuse +‎ -ion.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kənˈfjuːʒən/
  • Rhymes: -uːʒən

Noun

confusion (usually uncountable, plural confusions)

  1. A lack of clarity or order.
  2. The state of being confused; misunderstanding.
  3. The act of mistaking one thing for another or conflating distinct things.
  4. Lack of understanding due to dementia.
  5. (archaic) A state of shame or embarrassment.

Synonyms

  • (lack of clarity or order): discombobulation
  • (state of being confused): bewilderment, disarray

Antonyms

  • (lack of clarity or order): clarity
  • (misunderstanding): distinction

Translations


French

Etymology

From Middle French confusion, from Old French confusion, borrowed from Latin confusio, confusionem, from verb confundo.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.fy.zjɔ̃/

Noun

confusion f (plural confusions)

  1. confusion

Derived terms

  • prêter à confusion

Further reading

  • “confusion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French confusion.

Noun

confusion f (plural confusions)

  1. confusion

Descendants

  • French: confusion

Old French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin confusio, confusionem.

Noun

confusion f (oblique plural confusions, nominative singular confusion, nominative plural confusions)

  1. spread (act or instance of spreading)

Descendants

  • English: confusion
  • Middle French: confusion
    • French: confusion


English

Etymology

From discombobulate +‎ -ion.

Noun

discombobulation (countable and uncountable, plural discombobulations)

  1. (humorous) An embarrassing feeling that leaves a person confused.
  2. A confused or disorderly state.

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