Confuse vs Effuse - What's the difference?

confuse | effuse |

In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between confuse and effuse

is that confuse is (obsolete) to rout; discomfit while effuse is (obsolete) effusion; loss.

As verbs the difference between confuse and effuse

is that confuse is to thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder while effuse is to emit; to give off.

As an adjective effuse is

poured out freely; profuse.

As a noun effuse is

(obsolete) effusion; loss.




  • To thoroughly mix; to confound; to disorder.
  • (obsolete) To rout; discomfit.
  • To mix up; to puzzle; to bewilder.
  • To make uneasy and ashamed; to embarrass.
  • To mistake one thing for another.
  • Synonyms

    * flummox * mistake * See also

    See also

    * discombobulate ----




    (en adjective)
  • Poured out freely; profuse.
  • * Barrow
  • So should our joy be very effuse .
  • Disposed to pour out freely; prodigal.
  • (Young)
  • (botany) Spreading loosely, especially on one side.
  • an effuse inflorescence
  • (zoology) Having the lips, or edges, of the aperture abruptly spreading, as in certain shells.
  • Verb

  • to emit; to give off
  • (figuratively) to gush; to be excitedly talkative and enthusiastic about something
  • To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed.
  • * Milton
  • With gushing blood effused .
  • to leak out through a small hole
  • Derived terms

    * effuser


  • (obsolete) effusion; loss
  • * Shakespeare
  • Much effuse of blood.