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  • adv. In a confounded manner; as if thwarted or confused.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Extremely; odiously; detestably.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a perplexed manner


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  • I happened to be in the shop one day -- it was when you were living idle at your father's expense, young man -- and I heard you speak to him in what I call a confoundedly impertinent way.

    The House of Cobwebs and Other Stories

  • Grammaerians who judge more of points and constructions than of sence and spirit and animation; with a dozen other queer fellows and characters, who would plague me confoundedly if I was once to begin to mind them.

    Letter 70

  • [2] As it is in a great degree a political subject it is more in your way than mine; — All your writings are so confoundedly violent, that I who have four years past made a determination to be nutral in Politicks and Religion, have much ado to convince myself that you ought to expect much assistance from such a cowardly fellow.

    Letter 129

  • Gentlewoman — query — If I am confoundedly violent who never use violence in private or public — what are the Demagogues — the Consuls the

    Letter 130

  • I am proud Kitty, confoundedly proud, and you must excuse it; and I feel something more than pride, I feel new concerns, and new duties press upon me, both as to worldly affairs, and as to my reputation too.

    Letter 78

  • And ultimately, he would say, I'm confoundedly depressed.

    Transcript: Ron Baron

  • “These damn Men of War plague us exceedingly,” he told John Jay; “The enemies ships gall us confoundedly,” he complained to Bingham in February.

    Robert Morris

  • So I had better get things in their proper order, like a good memorialist, and before describing the events of that lunatic engagement, tell you of the confoundedly unlucky chain of trivial events that took me there.

    The Sky Writer

  • I was testing the wicket, and finding it confoundedly sticky as I'd known it would be the moment I'd awoken from my exhausted sleep and remembered where I was and what had happened.


  • Well, Bjaaland would not have been in any serious danger if he had fallen into the crevasse, as he was roped to Hassel, but it would have been confoundedly unpleasant all the same.

    The South Pole~ The Return to Framheim


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  • Confoundedly out of humour with this perverse lady.

    Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 11, 2007