confounded

[ kon-foun-did, kuh n- ]
/ kɒnˈfaʊn dɪd, kən- /

adjective

bewildered; confused; perplexed.
damned (used euphemistically): That is a confounded lie.

Nearby words

  1. conformational analysis,
  2. conformism,
  3. conformist,
  4. conformity,
  5. confound,
  6. confraternity,
  7. confrere,
  8. confront,
  9. confrontation,
  10. confrontational

Origin of confounded

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at confound, -ed2

Related formscon·found·ed·ly, adverbcon·found·ed·ness, nounun·con·found·ed·ly, adverb

confound

[ kon-found, kuhn-; for 6 usually kon-found ]
/ kɒnˈfaʊnd, kən-; for 6 usually ˈkɒnˈfaʊnd /

verb (used with object)

Origin of confound

1250–1300; Middle English conf(o)unden < Anglo-French confoundre < Latin confundere to mix, equivalent to con- con- + fundere to pour

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British Dictionary definitions for confounded

confounded

/ (kənˈfaʊndɪd) /

adjective

bewildered; confused
(prenominal) informal execrable; damned
Derived Formsconfoundedly, adverbconfoundedness, noun

confound

/ (kənˈfaʊnd) /

verb (tr)

Derived Formsconfoundable, adjectiveconfounder, noun

Word Origin for confound

C13: from Old French confondre, from Latin confundere to mingle, pour together, from fundere to pour

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