confounded

adjective
con·​found·​ed | \ kən-ˈfau̇n-dəd How to pronounce confounded (audio) , (ˌ)kän-ˈfau̇n-, ˈkän-ˌfau̇n- \

Definition of confounded

2 : damned I can't close this confounded window.

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Other Words from confounded

confoundedly adverb

Examples of confounded in a Sentence

I can't close this confounded window! that confounded dog chewed up my shoe
Recent Examples on the Web The displeasure of it gave way to absurdity, out of which emerged a mutual, confounded glee. Kent Russell, Harper's Magazine, "America’s Game," 15 Sep. 2020 In Europe itself, Greece has so far confounded predictions by avoiding the kind of mass outbreaks that have claimed tens of thousands of lives in Italy, France, and Britain. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, "No jobs, so what future? Half the world’s workforce on the edge.," 6 May 2020 And with wild swings on Tuesday, the markets proved those predictions correct, a marker of how confounded investors appear as the covid-19 economic crisis takes a fuller form. Jacob Bogage, Anchorage Daily News, "Dow caps worst-ever first quarter with a more than 400-point slide," 31 Mar. 2020 And with wild swings on Tuesday, the markets proved those predictions correct, a marker of how confounded investors appear as the covid-19 economic crisis takes a fuller form. Jacob Bogage, BostonGlobe.com, "Dow caps worst-ever first quarter with a more than 400-point slide," 31 Mar. 2020 The Germans are no less confounded than the Democrats. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, "Forget “No Collusion,” Trump Is Now Pro-Collusion," 14 June 2019 Learn how to work the confounded thing at free Android smartphone workshops being held in South Florida, sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Verizon offers new 55 Plus plan for seniors with up to $50 in monthly savings | Doreen's Deals," 9 Mar. 2018 For decades, recovery stories like this confounded researchers, who characterized autism as a lifelong condition. Brendan Borrell, Slate Magazine, "Can You Cure Autism?," 22 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of confounded

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for confounded

Middle English confunded, confounded, from past participle of confounden "to confound"

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“Confounded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/confounded. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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confounded

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of confounded

informal + old-fashioned : very bad or annoying

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