Synonyms for confound
- mix up
- screw up
Antonyms for confound
- clear up
- make clear
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONFOUND
But no—confound it—there was some one coming down the avenue!
Besides, confound it, Tom, you could be useful to me in a hundred ways.'
Confound her, it was like her pale face to be wandering up and down the house!
It is not essential formally and absolutely to confound will with desire.
Why should I look him up, confound him—he hadn't bothered his head about me.
I rejoice in the change; but we must not confound names with things.
It's my experience that you've always got to, consider the Union, confound them!
There is no poisonous species with which one is likely to confound it.
But neither must we confound the theories or aspects of morality with the origin of our moral ideas.
But, confound it, Annette, we've been calling on those people all summer.
c.1300, "make uneasy, abash," from Anglo-French confoundre, Old French confondre (12c.) "crush, ruin, disgrace, throw into disorder," from Latin confundere "to confuse," literally "to pour together, mix, mingle," from com- "together" (see com-) + fundere "to pour" (see found (v.2)).
The figurative sense of "confuse, fail to distinguish, mix up" emerged in Latin, passed into French and thence into Middle English, where it is mostly found in Scripture; the sense of "destroy utterly" is recorded in English from c.1300. Meaning "perplex" is late 14c. The Latin past participle confusus, meanwhile, became confused (q.v.).