confounded

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

adjective

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

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

Definition for confounded (2 of 2)

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 (1 of 2)

confounded

/ (kənˈfaʊndɪd) /

adjective

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

British Dictionary definitions for confounded (2 of 2)

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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