What does confound mean?

Definitions for confoundkɒnˈfaʊnd, kən-; for 6 usu. ˈkɒnˈfaʊnd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate(verb)

    be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

    "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"

  2. confuse, confound(verb)

    mistake one thing for another

    "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"


  1. confound(Noun)

    a confounding variable

  2. confound(Verb)

    To confuse; to mix up; to puzzle.

  3. confound(Verb)

    To fail to see the difference; to mix up; to confuse right and wrong.

  4. confound(Verb)

    To make something worse.

    Don't confound the situation by yelling.

  5. confound(Verb)

    To cause to be ashamed; to abash.

    His actions confounded the skeptics.

  6. confound(Verb)

    To defeat, to frustrate, to thwart.

  7. confound(Verb)

    To damn (mild oath).

  8. confound(Verb)

    To bring to ruination.

  9. confound(Verb)

    To stun, amaze

  10. Origin: From cunfundre, from confondre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Confound(verb)

    to mingle and blend, so that different elements can not be distinguished; to confuse

  2. Confound(verb)

    to mistake for another; to identify falsely

  3. Confound(verb)

    to throw into confusion or disorder; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay

  4. Confound(verb)

    to destroy; to ruin; to waste

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Confound

    kon-fownd′, v.t. to overthrow, defeat: to mingle so as to make the parts indistinguishable: to throw into disorder: to perplex: to astonish.—p.adj. Confound′ed, confused: astonished: (coll.) consummate, egregious (a term of disapprobation).—advs. Confound′edly (coll.), hatefully, shamefully: cursedly; Confound′ingly, astonishingly.—Confound you, an execration or curse. [O. Fr. confondre—L. confundĕre, -fusumcon, together, fundĕre, to pour.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of confound in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of confound in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Images & Illustrations of confound

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Translations for confound

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • засрамвам, слисвам, проклинам, обърквам, осуетявам, влошавам, шашкамBulgarian
  • verschlimmern, verwirren, verschlechternGerman
  • empeorar, confundirSpanish
  • kirota, saattaa hämilleen, hämmästyttää, sekoittaaFinnish
  • rugla, bæta gráu ofan á svart, gera vont verra, niðurlægjaIcelandic
  • confundatLatin
  • verslaan, verwarrenDutch
  • forvirreNorwegian
  • piorar, confundirPortuguese
  • încurcaRomanian
  • сбивать с толку, посрамлять, проклинать, смешивать, путать, ухудшатьRussian
  • fördömaSwedish
  • afallatmak, kafasını karıştırmak, şaşırtmakTurkish

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