AskDefine | Define confounded

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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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  1. past of confound


  1. Confused; thwarted.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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