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Meaning of confounded by Wiktionary Dictionary

confounded


    Adjective

    confounded ( comparative more confounded, superlative most confounded )

    1. Confused; thwarted .

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Explanation of confounded by Wordnet Dictionary

confounded


    Adjective
    1. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements

    2. a cloudy and confounded philosopher


    Definition of confounded by GCIDE Dictionary

    confounded


    1. Confound ( k┼Ćnfound ), 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, so that different elements can not be distinguished; to confuse.

      They who strip not ideas from the marks men use for them, but confound them with words, must have endless dispute. Locke.

      Let us go down, and there confound their language. Gen. xi. 7.

      2. To mistake for another; to identify falsely.

      They [the tinkers] were generally vagrants and pilferers, and were often confounded with the gypsies. Macaulay.

      3. To throw into confusion or disorder; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay.

      The gods confound...

      The Athenians both within and out that wall. Shak.

      They trusted in thee and were not confounded. Ps. xxii. 5.

      So spake the Son of God, and Satan stood

      A while as mute, confounded what to say. Milton.

      4. To destroy; to ruin; to waste. [Obs.]

      One man's lust these many lives confounds. Shak.

      How couldst thou in a mile confound an hour? Shak.

      Syn. -- To abash; confuse; baffle; dismay; astonish; defeat; terrify; mix; blend; intermingle. See Abash.

    2. Confounded, a.
      1. Confused; perplexed; unclear in mind or intent; bewildered.

      Syn. -- at sea, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confused, mazed, mixed-up.

      A cloudy and confounded philosopher. Cudworth.

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

      He was a most confounded tory. Swift.

      The tongue of that confounded woman. Sir. W. Scott.