Confounded
Confounded Con*found"ed, a. 1. Confused; perplexed; unclear in mind or intent; bewildered.

Syn: at sea, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confused, mazed, mixed-up. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

A cloudy and confounded philosopher. --Cudworth. [1913 Webster]

2. Excessive; extreme; abominable. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

He was a most confounded tory. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

The tongue of that confounded woman. --Sir. W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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  • confounded — index heinous, nefarious, odious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • confounded — as an intensive execration, odious, detestable, damned, 1650s, from pp. of CONFOUND (Cf. confound), in its older English sense of overthrow utterly …   Etymology dictionary

  • confounded — ► ADJECTIVE informal, dated ▪ used to express annoyance. DERIVATIVES confoundedly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • confounded — [kən foun′did] adj. 1. confused; bewildered 2. damned: a mild oath confoundedly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Confounded — Confound Con*found (k[o^]n*found ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Confounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Confounding}.] [F. confondre, fr. L. confundere, fusum, to pour together; con + fundere to pour. See {Fuse} to melt, and cf. {Confuse}.] 1. To mingle and blend …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confounded — confoundedly, adv. confoundedness, n. /kon fown did, keuhn /, adj. 1. bewildered; confused; perplexed. 2. damned (used euphemistically): That is a confounded lie. [1325 75; ME; see CONFOUND, ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • confounded — con|found|ed [kənˈfaundıd] adj [only before noun] old fashioned used to show that you are annoyed ▪ That confounded dog has run away again! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • confounded — con|found|ed [ kən faundəd ] adjective only before noun OLD FASHIONED used for showing that you are annoyed: She s a confounded nuisance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • confounded — adjective informal, dated used to express annoyance: a confounded nuisance. Derivatives confoundedly adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • confounded — adjective (only before noun) old fashioned used to show that you are annoyed: That confounded dog has run away again! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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