confounded


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con·found·ed

 (kən-foun′dĭd, kŏn-)
adj.
1. Confused; befuddled: A crowd of confounded bystanders stared at the appalling wreckage.
2. Used as an intensive: a confounded fool.

con·found′ed·ly adv.
con·found′ed·ness n.

confounded

(kənˈfaʊndɪd)
adj
1. bewildered; confused
2. (prenominal) informal execrable; damned
conˈfoundedly adv
conˈfoundedness n

con•found•ed

(kɒnˈfaʊn dɪd, kən-)

adj.
1. bewildered; confused; perplexed.
2. damned (used as a mild oath).
[1325–75]
con•found′ed•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.confounded - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statementsconfounded - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school"
perplexed - full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"

confounded

adjective
2. So annoying or detestable as to deserve condemnation:
Informal: blamed, damned.
Chiefly British: blooming, ruddy.
Translations

confounded

[kənˈfaʊndɪd] ADJcondenado, maldito (archaic)

confounded

[kənˈfaʊndɪd] adj (= dratted) → maudit(e) , sacré(e) before n

confounded

adj (inf)vermaledeit (dated inf), → verflixt (inf); cheek alsoverflucht (inf); noise alsoHeiden- (inf); nuisanceelend (inf)

confounded

[kənˈfaʊndɪd] adjmaledetto/a
References in classic literature ?
O Lord our God, in whom we believe and in whom we put our trust, let us not be confounded in our hope of Thy mercy, and give us a token of Thy blessing, that those who hate us and our Orthodox faith may see it and be put to shame and perish, and may all the nations know that Thou art the Lord and we are Thy people.
My friends, I will not be mixed up and confounded with others.
With these preachers of equality will I not be mixed up and confounded.
The mules, however, confounded by the hurly-burly and disliking their new riders kicked up their heels and dismounted half of them, in spite of their horsemanship.
Yet I could not but perceive that she was at times unhappy and dissatisfied with herself or her position, and truly I myself was not quite contented with the latter: this assumption of brotherly nonchalance was very hard to sustain, and I often felt myself a most confounded hypocrite with it all; I saw too, or rather I felt, that, in spite of herself, 'I was not indifferent to her,' as the novel heroes modestly express it, and while I thankfully enjoyed my present good fortune, I could not fail to wish and hope for something better in future; but, of course, I kept such dreams entirely to myself.
The rage for glitter-because its idea has become as we before observed, confounded with that of magnificence in the abstract-has led us, also, to the exaggerated employment of mirrors.
Don't hold that confounded thing right under my nose; the mustard makes my eyes smart.
Indeed, your last letter has amazed and confounded me,--so much so that, on once more looking into the recesses of my heart, I perceive that I was perfectly right in what I did.
In the hero's erratic march from poverty in the first act, to wealth and triumph in the final one, in which he forgives all the enemies that he has left, he was assisted by the gallery, which applauded his generous and noble sentiments and confounded the speeches of his opponents by making irrelevant but very sharp remarks.
Humphrey Davies, a multi-award-winning translator who works with Arabic literature from the Ottoman period to present, first read Yusuf al-Shirby1/2ny1/2's seventeenth-century Brains Confounded by the Ode of AbE1/2 Shaduf Expounded in the early 1970s.
LABOUR yesterday said it was poised for elections to the National Assemblynext year, claiming ithad confounded its critics in the General Election.
ISLAMABAD, January 17, 2010 (Frontier Star): Federal Minister for Youth Affairs Shahid Bhutto elaborated that President Asif Ali Zardari' visit to Punjab has confounded PML-N and it seemed the opposition party aimed to create differences between the Presidency and Prime Minister.