(Con*fu"cian) a. Of, or relating to, Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher and teacher.
n. A Confucianist.
(Con*fu"cian*ism) n. The political morality taught by Confucius and his disciples, which
forms the basis of the Chinese jurisprudence and education. It can hardly be called a religion, as it
does not inculcate the worship of any god. S. W. Williams.
(Con*fu"cian*ist), n. A follower of Confucius; a Confucian. S. W. Williams.
(Con*fus) a. [F. See Confuse, a.] Confused, disturbed. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Con*fus`a*bil"i*ty) n. Capability of being confused.
(Con*fus"a*ble) a. Capable of being confused.
(Con*fuse") a. [F. confus, L. confusus, p. p. of confundere. See Confound.] Mixed; confounded.
(Con*fuse") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Confusing.]
1. To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct
or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one's vision.
A universal hubbub wild
Of stunning sounds and voices all confused.
2. To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.
Nor thou with shadowed hint confuse
A life that leads melodious days.
Confused and sadly she at length replied.
Syn. To abash; disorder; disarrange; disconcert; confound; obscure; distract. See Abash.
(Con*fus"ed*ly) adv. In a confused manner.
(Con*fus"ed*ness), n. A state of confusion. Norris.
(Con*fuse"ly) adv. Confusedly; obscurely. [Obs.]
(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. [Obs.] Chapmen.