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confounded (adj.)

as an intensive execration, "odious, detestable, damned," 1650s, past-participle adjective from confound in its older sense of "condemn, curse," which came to be considered "a milder form of imprecation" [OED]. It is perhaps a euphemism for damned. The sense of "put to mental confusion" is recorded from mid-14c.

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Definitions of confounded

confounded (adj.)
perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment;
a cloudy and confounded philosopher
Synonyms: baffled / befuddled / bemused / bewildered / confused / lost / mazed / mixed-up / at sea
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