Definitions

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  • adverb colloq. Extremely; odiously; detestably.

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

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  • adverb in a perplexed manner

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Examples

  • 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

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

    Get Briefed: Ron Baron

  • 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

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

    Letter 130

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

    Get Briefed: Ron Baron

  • [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

  • 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

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  • Confoundedly out of humour with this perverse lady.

    Lovelace to Belford, Clarissa by Samuel Richardson

    December 11, 2007