[kon-foun-did, kuh n-]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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