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Definition of "confounded" []

  • Confused; befuddled: A crowd of confounded bystanders stared at the appalling wreckage. (adjective)
  • Used as an intensive: a confounded fool. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "confounded" in a sentence
  • "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."