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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Confusion

CONFUSION, noun

1. In a general sense, a mixture of several things promiscuously; hence, disorder; irregularity; as the confusion of tongues at Babel.

2. Tumult; want of order in society.

The whole city was filled with confusion Acts 19:29.

God is not the author of confusion 1 Corinthians 14:33.

3. A blending or confounding; indistinct combination; opposed to distinctness or perspicuity; as a confusion of ideas.

4. Abashment; shame.

O Lord, let me never be put to confusion Psalms 71:1.

We lie in shame and our confusion covereth us. Jeremiah 3:25.

5. Astonishment; agitation; perturbation; distraction of mind.

CONFUSION dwelt in every face.

6. Overthrow; defeat; ruin.

The makers of idols shall go to confusion together. Isaiah 45:16.

7. A shameful blending of natures, a shocking crime. Leviticus 18:23, 20:12.