confounded

adjective con·found·ed \ kən-ˈfau̇n-dəd , (ˌ)kän-ˈfau̇n- , ˈkän-ˌfau̇n- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of confounded

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

confoundedly

adverb

Examples of confounded in a Sentence

  1. I can't close this confounded window!

  2. that confounded dog chewed up my shoe

Origin and Etymology of confounded

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


CONFOUNDED Defined for English Language Learners

confounded

adjective

Definition of confounded for English Language Learners

  • : very bad or annoying



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