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Synonyms for confound
kɒnˈfaʊnd, 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"

    Synonyms:
    fuddle, dun, befuddle, mix up, fox, booze, flip, frustrate, blur, cast off, jumble, thrust, have, make, switch, fob, throw, cast, crucify, flim-flam, obscure, flurry, torment, give, bemuse, drink, hold, put off, trick, shake off, throw off, pull a fast one on, confuse, throw away, play a joke on, play tricks, contrive, drop, play a trick on, bewilder, hurl, discombobulate, rag, project, disconcert, bedevil, shed, obnubilate

  2. confuse, confound(verb)

    mistake one thing for another

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

    Synonyms:
    discombobulate, fuddle, fox, bedevil, obnubilate, throw, befuddle, confuse, blur, flurry, put off, disconcert, mix up, jumble, obscure

Wiktionary

  1. confound(noun)

    Synonyms:
    confounder, confuse, mix up, puzzle

  2. confound(verb)

    To confuse; to mix up; to puzzle.

    Synonyms:
    confounder, confuse, puzzle, mix up

  3. confound(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    confuse, puzzle, mix up

  4. confound(verb)

    To make something worse.

    Don't confound the situation by yelling.

    Synonyms:
    puzzle, confuse, mix up

  5. confound(verb)

    To cause to be ashamed; to abash.

    His actions confounded the skeptics.

    Synonyms:
    puzzle, mix up, confuse

  6. confound(verb)

    To defeat, to frustrate, to thwart.

    Synonyms:
    puzzle, confuse, mix up

  7. confound(verb)

    To damn (mild oath).

    Synonyms:
    confuse, puzzle, mix up

  8. confound(verb)

    To bring to ruination.

    Synonyms:
    confuse, puzzle, mix up

  9. confound(verb)

    To stun, amaze

    Synonyms:
    mix up, confuse, puzzle

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confound

    Any sense of inferiority abashes, with or without the sense of wrong. The poor are abashed at the splendor of wealth, the ignorant at the learning of the wise. "I might have been abashed by their authority." Gladstone Homeric Synchron., p. 72. [Harper & Bros. '76.] To confuse is to bring into a state of mental bewilderment; to confound is to overwhelm the mental faculties; to daunt is to subject to a certain degree of fear. Embarrass is a strong word, signifying primarily hamper, hinder, impede. A solitary thinker may be confused by some difficulty in a subject, or some mental defect; one is embarrassed in the presence of others, and because of their presence. Confusion is of the intellect, embarrassment of the feelings. A witness may be embarrassed by annoying personalities, so as to become confused in statements. To mortify a person is to bring upon him a painful sense of humiliation, whether because of his own or another's fault or failure. A pupil is confused by a perplexing question, a general confounded by overwhelming defeat. A hostess is discomposed by the tardiness of guests, a speaker disconcerted by a failure of memory. The criminal who is not abashed at detection may be daunted by the officer's weapon. Sudden joy may bewilder, but will not abash. The true worshiper is humbled rather than abashed before God. The parent is mortified by the child's rudeness, the child abashed at the parent's reproof. The embarrassed speaker finds it difficult to proceed. The mob is overawed by the military, the hypocrite shamed by exposure. "A man whom no denial, no scorn could abash." Fielding Amelia bk. iii, ch. 9, p. 300. [Bell & Sons '71.] Compare CHAGRIN; HINDER.

    Synonyms:
    abash, bewilder, chagrin, confuse, daunt, discompose, disconcert, dishearten, embarrass, humble, humiliate, mortify, overawe, shame

    Antonyms:
    animate, buoy, cheer, embolden, encourage, inspirit, rally, uphold

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. confound

    Synonyms:
    confuse, disorder, trouble, disarrange, intermix, abash, astound, mystify, obscure, stupefy, disconcert, mix, blend, intermingle, perplex, discompose

    Antonyms:
    arrange, classify, order, allocate, distribute, dispense, unravel, enucleate, eliminate, elucidate, rally, enlighten

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. confound(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mingle (so that there can be no distinction), intermingle, mix, blend, confuse

  2. confound(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    perplex, bewilder, embarrass, mystify, pose, nonplus, flurry

  3. confound(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    surprise, amaze, astonish, astound, stupefy, bewilder, stun, startle, dumfounder, electrify, take by surprise, strike with wonder, strike dumb, petrify with wonder

  4. confound(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    destroy, overthrow, ruin

  5. confound(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    abash, confuse, disconcert, discompose, shame, mortify

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. confound(v)

    Synonyms:
    confuse, disconcert, abash, nonplus, bewilder

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  1. List of paraphrases:

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How to use confound in a sentence?

  1. Walt Whitman:

    My final merit I refuse you, I refuse putting from me what I really am, Encompass worlds but never try to encompass me, I crowd your sleekest and best by simply looking toward you. Writing and talk do not prove me, I carry the plenum of proof in my face, With the hush of my lips I wholly confound the skeptic.

  2. Xu Hong:

    Some people are trying to change the concept stealthily to confound right and wrong and black and white. They may be able to mislead public opinion for some time but eventually lies are lies and even repeated a thousand times will not become truth.

  3. Aelius Donatus:

    Confound those who have said our remarks before us.

  4. Maria Montessori:

    The first idea that the child must acquire, in order to be actively disciplined, is that of the difference between good and evil; and the task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility, and evil with activity.

  5. Maria Montessori:

    The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.


Translations for confound

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  • засрамвам, слисвам, проклинам, обърквам, осуетявам, влошавам, шашкамBulgarian
  • verschlimmern, verwirren, verschlechternGerman
  • empeorar, confundirSpanish
  • kirota, saattaa hämilleen, hämmästyttää, sekoittaaFinnish
  • उलझानाHindi
  • 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
  • الجھاؤUrdu

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