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confounded

[kon-foun-did, kuh n-] /kɒnˈfaʊn dɪd, kən-/
adjective
1.
bewildered; confused; perplexed.
2.
damned (used euphemistically):
That is a confounded lie.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English; see confound, -ed2
Related forms
confoundedly, adverb
confoundedness, noun
unconfoundedly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for confoundedness

confounded

/kənˈfaʊndɪd/
adjective
1.
bewildered; confused
2.
(prenominal) (informal) execrable; damned
Derived Forms
confoundedly, adverb
confoundedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for confoundedness
confounded
as an intensive execration, "odious, detestable, damned," 1650s, from p.p. of confound, in its oldest Eng. sense of "overthrow utterly."
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