What is another word for confounding?

Synonyms for confounding

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term confounding.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. confounding, contradictoryadjective

    that confounds or contradicts or confuses

    mutually exclusive, conflicting, contradictory, at odds(p), self-contradictory


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "confounding":

    confusion, confusing

How to pronounce confounding?

How to say confounding in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use confounding in a sentence?

  1. Homer:

    There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.

  2. Alex Elson:

    It appears the Biden Administration genuinely wants to help people who are owed discharges, but that makes it all the more confounding that they are so hesitant to use their authority to immediately and automatically help the countless additional borrowers who are still waiting.

  3. Anton Heese:

    This is confounding for people who argue the yield curve is not giving its usual signal on the economy because of central bank action, the difficulty this time is we have an abnormal business cycle and more importantly an abnormal central bank cycle ... (although) one is always cautious about saying the current situation is different from previous periods in history.

  4. Mike Reilly:

    There’s a whole other conversation about ethnic beauty and a similar discussion about what makes a male attractive, so we wanted to avoid those confounding variables.

  5. Nancy Hurst:

    Parents need to hear that a lot of it is confounding variables before they are in that situation -- when they are able to process it rationally.

Translations for confounding

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for confounding »


Find a translation for the confounding synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"confounding." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 29 Nov. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/confounding>.

Discuss these confounding synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for confounding?

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    A word similar to "limited"?
    • A. circumscribed
    • B. general
    • C. unqualified
    • D. immoderate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for confounding: