confoundedness

confounded

[kon-foun-did, kuhn-]
adjective
1.
bewildered; confused; perplexed.
2.
damned (used euphemistically): That is a confounded lie.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English; see confound, -ed2

confoundedly, adverb
confoundedness, noun
unconfoundedly, adverb
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confounded (kənˈfaʊndɪd)
 
adj
1.  bewildered; confused
2.  informal (prenominal) execrable; damned
 
con'foundedly
 
adv
 
con'foundedness
 
n

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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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