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 ?
Pile our things on her, while I get off these confounded skates," cried Laurie, wrapping his coat round Amy, and tugging away at the straps which never seemed so intricate before.
she gasped, confounded, stupefied: "a gentleman HE?
But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast.
It's a confounded awkward, ugly business," said he, at last, beginning to tug at his boot-straps again, "and that's a fact
I found a chair; then a wall; then another chair; then a sofa; then an alpenstock, then another sofa; this confounded me, for I had thought there was only one sofa.
I had remarked on one side of the road, at intervals of six or seven yards, a line of upright stones, continued through the whole length of the barren: these were erected and daubed with lime on purpose to serve as guides in the dark, and also when a fall, like the present, confounded the deep swamps on either hand with the firmer path: but, excepting a dirty dot pointing up here and there, all traces of their existence had vanished: and my companion found it necessary to warn me frequently to steer to the right or left, when I imagined I was following, correctly, the windings of the road.
But my ex-pupil is not to be confounded for one moment with the average adventuress of the newspapers.
That, marching him constantly up and down by the collar (as if he had been taking too much laudanum), she, at those times, shook him, rumpled his hair, made light of his linen, stopped his ears as if she confounded them with her own, and otherwise tousled and maltreated him.
The rush of the daylight quite confounded me, and made me feel as if I had been in the candlelight of the strange room many hours.
Athelstane, utterly confounded at an order which the manners and feelings of the times rendered so injuriously insulting, unwilling to obey, yet undetermined how to resist, opposed only the vis inerti
We don't know what's in the confounded thing, you know
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.