Definition of confound in English:


Line breaks: con|found
Pronunciation: /kənˈfaʊnd


[with object]
  • 2Mix up (something) with something else: he was forever confounding managerialism with idealism
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    • Neither should right be confounded with wrong.
    • Do not confound it with cowardice or ill-temper.
    • But this attempt to confound nationality with race is no better than the Russian attempt to confound it with unity of religion.


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  • Used to express anger or annoyance: oh confound it, where is the thing?


Middle English: from Old French confondre, from Latin confundere 'pour together, mix up'. Compare with confuse.

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