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1. confound

verb. ['kɑːnˈfaʊnd, ˈkɑːnˌfaʊnd, kənˈfaʊnd'] be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly.

Synonyms

  • be
  • confuse
  • vex
  • demoralize
  • throw
  • baffle
  • discombobulate
  • beat
  • flummox
  • stick
  • pose
  • gravel
  • befuddle
  • puzzle
  • disconcert
  • fuddle
  • bewilder
  • dumbfound
  • flurry
  • put off
  • bedevil
  • perplex
  • get
  • disorientate
  • stupefy
  • disorient
  • mystify
  • amaze
  • nonplus

Antonyms

  • miss
  • differ
  • disagree
  • disassemble

Etymology

  • cunfundre (Anglo-Norman)
  • confondre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Confound

  • ultrasound
  • propound
  • profound
  • expound
  • compound
  • unwound
  • unsound
  • unbound
  • resound
  • renowned
  • redound
  • rebound
  • newfound
  • inbound
  • impound
  • astound
  • aground
  • surround
  • ground
  • frowned
  • drowned
  • crowned
  • browned
  • abound
  • wound
  • sound
  • round
  • 'round
  • pound
  • mound

Sentences with confound


1. Verb, base form
Go on to confound the crowds as you escape from your own duct tape handcuffs.

Quotes about confound


1. This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek.
- Terry Tempest Williams, Leap

2. As long as you have life and breath, believe. Believe for those who cannot. Believe even if you have stopped believing. Believe for the sake of the dead, for love, to keep your heart beating, believe. Never give up, never despair, let no mystery confound you into the conclusion that mystery cannot be yours.
- Mark Helprin, A Soldier of the Great War

2. confound

verb. ['kɑːnˈfaʊnd, ˈkɑːnˌfaʊnd, kənˈfaʊnd'] mistake one thing for another.

Synonyms

  • obscure
  • obnubilate
  • misidentify
  • confuse
  • jumble
  • mix up
  • blur

Antonyms

  • converge
  • be well
  • agree
  • change

Etymology

  • cunfundre (Anglo-Norman)
  • confondre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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