con·found·ed /kənˈfaʊndɪd, (ˌ)kɑnˈ, ˈkɑnˌ/ 形容詞
狼狽的, 困惑的, 討厭的。
Con·found v. t. [imp. & p. p. Confounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Confounding.]
1. To mingle and blend, so that different elements can not be distinguished; to confuse.
They who strip not ideas from the marks men use for them, but confound them with words, must have endless dispute. --Locke.
Let us go down, and there confound their language. --Gen. xi. 7.
2. To mistake for another; to identify falsely.
They [the tinkers] were generally vagrants and pilferers, and were often confounded with the gypsies. --Macaulay.
3. To throw into confusion or disorder; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay.
The gods confound...
The Athenians both within and out that wall. --Shak.
They trusted in thee and were not confounded. --Ps. xxii. 5.
So spake the Son of God, and Satan stood
A while as mute, confounded what to say. --Milton.
4. To destroy; to ruin; to waste. [Obs.]
One man's lust these many lives confounds. --Shak.
How couldst thou in a mile confound an hour? --Shak.
Syn: -- To abash; confuse; baffle; dismay; astonish; defeat; terrify; mix; blend; intermingle. See Abash.
1. Confused; perplexed; unclear in mind or intent; bewildered.
Syn: -- at sea, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confused, mazed, mixed-up.
A cloudy and confounded philosopher. --Cudworth.
2. Excessive; extreme; abominable. [Colloq.]
He was a most confounded tory. --Swift.
The tongue of that confounded woman. --Sir. W. Scott.
adj : perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements;
filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his
questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and
confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she
felt lost on the first day of school" [syn: baffled,
befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confused, lost,
mazed, mixed-up, at sea]