Confidence vs Confusion - What's the difference?

confidence | confusion |

As nouns the difference between confidence and confusion

is that confidence is passive self-assurance while confusion is confusion.



  • Passive self-assurance.
  • Expression or feeling of certainty.
  • The quality of trusting.
  • Information held in secret.
  • Quotations

    * {{quote-book, year=2006, author= , title=Internal Combustion , chapter=1 citation , passage=But electric vehicles and the batteries that made them run became ensnared in corporate scandals, fraud, and monopolistic corruption that shook the confidence of the nation and inspired automotive upstarts.}} * 1956 — , The City and the Stars , p 39 *: Khedron hesitated for a moment, wondering how far he should take Jeserac into his confidence . He knew that Jeserac was kindly and well-intentioned, but he also knew that he must be bound by the same taboos that controlled everyone on Diaspar.


    * (self-assurance ): fear

    Derived terms

    * confidence interval * confidence level * confidence trick




  • A lack of clarity or order.
  • The state of being confused; misunderstanding.
  • (obsolete) disgrace, shame
  • Synonyms

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


    * (lack of clarity or order) clarity * (misunderstanding) distinction