American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Confused; befuddled: A crowd of confounded bystanders stared at the appalling wreckage.
- adj. Used as an intensive: a confounded fool.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Deserving of reprehension or destruction; odious; detestable: a euphemism for damned: as, a confounded humbug; a confounded lie.
- A euphemism for damned, used also as an emphatic adverb of degree, equivalent to ‘very’
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Confused; perplexed; unclear in mind or intent; bewildered.
- adj. colloq. Excessive; extreme; abominable.
- adj. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
“His eyes were still open, his expression confounded.”
“He finally looked at her, his expression confounded.”
“Sir Menzies Campbell once again confounded his critics by displaying genuine fire and passion over Iraq.”
“Although somewhat quiet with just 13 shots, as the Nets used more double-teams, he again confounded them with his patient, intelligent play.”
“He paused with swift awkwardness, again confounded by his unwonted flow of speech.”
“We ought to pray that all their attempts against the church may be frustrated, that in them they may be confounded and turned back with shame, as those that have not been able to bring to pass their enterprise and expectation: Let them all be confounded is as much as,”
“a slight passing alarm at one or two explosions that she would, for instance, address her stepfather, after hearing his volleys at some offender in the distance, with, "Who did I hear you calling a confounded idiot, Jeremiah?”
“I will gladly cross swords with Baron Haer another day, when I, too, have ... what did you call the confounded things, Paul? ”
“He was troubled at finding himself alone in this place and spoke the words, which whoso says shall never be confounded, that is to say, "There is no power and no virtue but in God the Most High, the Supreme!”
“So he spoke the word, which whoso saith shall never be confounded, that is to say, 'Verily, we are God's and to Him we return!' and going back to the old woman's house, knocked at the door.”
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