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confounded

[kon-foun-did, kuh n-] /kɒnˈfaʊn dɪd, kən-/
adjective
1.
bewildered; confused; perplexed.
2.
damned (used euphemistically):
That is a confounded lie.
Origin of confounded
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see confound, -ed2
Related forms
confoundedly, adverb
confoundedness, noun
unconfoundedly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for confoundedly
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  • If his work wants a good deal of pulling together separate bits of it are confoundedly well done.

  • You are so terribly sharp-sighted and so confoundedly honest!

  • The gypsies lost considerably, and I saw clearly that the jockeys were cheating them most confoundedly.

    The Romany Rye George Borrow
  • Well, I don't care if you do try it, for I am confoundedly tired.

    An Old-fashioned Girl Louisa May Alcott
  • I've been so confoundedly afraid you would show him the smoking-room!

  • When we had finished, I do not know how Forrest felt, but I was confoundedly drowsy.

    The Motor Pirate George Sidney Paternoster
  • Edith wants me to take her over to Paris at the end of this month, and I think it isn't a bad idea; but I'm so confoundedly busy.

    New Grub Street George Gissing
  • "Well, I think it's confoundedly plucky of him, anyhow," said Klaus.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • I always obey the ladies, Colonel; you obey the ladies always, and you'll have a confoundedly pleasant time.

    Arundel Edward Frederic Benson
  • They now got in upon us, and of course I need n't say we got confoundedly thrashed.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for confoundedly

confounded

/kənˈfaʊndɪd/
adjective
1.
bewildered; confused
2.
(prenominal) (informal) execrable; damned
Derived Forms
confoundedly, adverb
confoundedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for confoundedly

confounded

adj.

as an intensive execration, "odious, detestable, damned," 1650s, from past participle of confound, in its older English sense of "overthrow utterly."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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