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confounded

[ kon-foun-did, kuhn- ]
/ kɒnˈfaʊn dɪd, kən- /
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adjective

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

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Origin of confounded

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

OTHER WORDS FROM confounded

con·found·ed·ly, adverbcon·found·ed·ness, nounun·con·found·ed·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for confounded

confounded
/ (kənˈfaʊndɪd) /

adjective

bewildered; confused
(prenominal) informal execrable; damned

Derived forms of confounded

confoundedly, adverbconfoundedness, noun
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