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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confound  \Con*found"\  (k[o^]n*found"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Confounded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Confounding}.]  [F.  confondre 
  fr  L.  confundere  -fusum,  to  pour  together;  con-  +  fundere 
  to  pour.  See  {Fuse}  to  melt,  and  cf  {Confuse}.] 
  1.  To  mingle  and  blend,  so  that  different  elements  can  not  be 
  distinguished;  to  confuse. 
 
  They  who  strip  not  ideas  from  the  marks  men  use  for 
  them  but  confound  them  with  words  must  have 
  endless  dispute.  --Locke. 
 
  Let  us  go  down  and  there  confound  their  language. 
  --Gen.  xi  7. 
 
  2.  To  mistake  for  another;  to  identify  falsely. 
 
  They  [the  tinkers]  were  generally  vagrants  and 
  pilferers,  and  were  often  confounded  with  the 
  gypsies.  --Macaulay. 
 
  3.  To  throw  into  confusion  or  disorder;  to  perplex;  to  strike 
  with  amazement;  to  dismay. 
 
  The  gods  confound...  The  Athenians  both  within  and 
  out  that  wall.  --Shak. 
 
  They  trusted  in  thee  and  were  not  confounded.  --Ps. 
  xxii.  5. 
 
  So  spake  the  Son  of  God,  and  Satan  stood  A  while  as 
  mute,  confounded  what  to  say  --Milton. 
 
  4.  To  destroy;  to  ruin;  to  waste.  [Obs.] 
 
  One  man's  lust  these  many  lives  confounds.  --Shak. 
 
  How  couldst  thou  in  a  mile  confound  an  hour?  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  abash;  confuse;  baffle;  dismay;  astonish;  defeat; 
  terrify;  mix;  blend;  intermingle.  See  {Abash}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Confounded  \Con*found"ed\,  a. 
  1.  Confused;  perplexed. 
 
  A  cloudy  and  confounded  philisopher.  --Cudworth. 
 
  2.  Excessive;  extreme;  abominable.  [Colloq.] 
 
  He  was  a  most  confounded  tory.  --Swift. 
 
  The  tongue  of  that  confounded  woman.  --Sir. 
  W.Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  confounded 
  adj  :  perplexed  by  many  conflicting  situations  or  statements; 
  filled  with  bewilderment;  "obviously  bemused  by  his 
  questions";  "bewildered  and  confused";  "a  cloudy  and 
  confounded  philosopher";  "just  a  mixed-up  kid";  "she 
  felt  lost  on  the  first  day  of  school"  [syn:  {baffled}, 
  {befuddled},  {bemused},  {bewildered},  {confused},  {lost}, 
  {mazed},  {mixed-up},  {at  sea}] 




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