confounded

  • 1 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.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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

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

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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] * * * …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 confounded — adjective informal, dated used to express annoyance: a confounded nuisance. Derivatives confoundedly adverb …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 confounded — UK [kənˈfaʊndɪd] / US [kənˈfaʊndəd] adjective [only before noun] old fashioned used for showing that you are annoyed She s a confounded nuisance …

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  • 13 confounded — /kənˈfaʊndəd / (say kuhn fownduhd) adjective 1. discomfited; astonished. 2. Colloquial damned: *No man … has his right name on this confounded goldfield. –rolf boldrewood, 1889. –confoundedly, adverb …

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  • 14 confounded — adj. colloq. damned (a confounded nuisance!). Derivatives: confoundedly adv …

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  • 15 confounded — adjective Date: 14th century 1. confused, perplexed 2. damned • confoundedly adverb …

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  • 16 confounded — adjective Confused; thwarted …

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  • 17 confounded — Synonyms and related words: Byzantine, absolute, addled, agape, aghast, agog, all agog, all up with, amazed, astonished, astounded, at a loss, at gaze, awed, awestruck, baffled, balled up, bamboozled, beat, beaten, beguiled, belied, bested,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 confounded — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. confused, bewildered, disconcerted; see doubtful 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Mentally uncertain: addled, addlepated, confused, confusional, muddle headed, perplexed, turbid. Informal: mixed up. See CLEAR …

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  • 19 confounded — con found·ed || dɪd adj. confused, perplexed, dumbfounded; cursed, damned con·found || kÉ™n faÊŠnd v. amaze, stun, confuse, bewilder; fail to discern a difference, mix up …

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  • 20 confounded — a. (Colloq.) 1. Miserable, horrid, shameful. 2. Exceeding, excessive, enormous, great, monstrous. 3. Odious, detestable, hateful, abominable, cursed …

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