[kon-foun-did, kuh n-]
- bewildered; confused; perplexed.
- damned (used euphemistically): That is a confounded lie.
Origin of confounded
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Examples from the Web for confoundedly
"Well, I think it's confoundedly plucky of him, anyhow," said Klaus.The Great Hunger
They now got in upon us, and of course I need n't say we got confoundedly thrashed.
It is confoundedly hard to have nothing in the stables, even to mount a messenger.The O'Donoghue
Charles James Lever
"They are confoundedly tedious," said Jennings, half suppressing a yawn.
I was most confoundedly, but that Walter did not seem to observe.
- bewildered; confused
- (prenominal) informal execrable; damned
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Word Origin and History for confoundedly
as an intensive execration, "odious, detestable, damned," 1650s, from past participle of confound, in its older English sense of "overthrow utterly."
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