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One thing Kaleido has been careful to demonstrate — and it’s sad to think that this is a differentiator — is that its products work with people whose skin tone and hair confound other solutions.

That framing puts the wellbeing of business over the wellbeing of people, to already confounding results.

From Eater

We’ve bought into the fiction that the management structures and systems that confound and constrain us can be amended only by those at the top of the pyramid, or by their appointees in HR, planning, finance, and legal.

From Quartz

Bamboozle is one of those words that has been confounding etymologists for centuries.

Samuel Scarpino, a professor at Northeastern University who studies infectious diseases, said that it can be very difficult, even in a sophisticated model, to separate all of the confounding factors that could be at play, like geography.

The increase in recognition of autism spectrum disorders in Western countries continues to confound and confuse.

Patriarchy is powerful, but it is also fragile, and transgender people confound its simple dichotomies.

Yet, as a whole, the events that transpired between 1900 and 2000 B.C.E. still manage to confound the contemporary imagination.

He may be an exception, but his example proves that grace can confound the expectations and machinations of curial politics.

To complicate and confound matters further, North Korea has done more than simply throw grenades.

“Confound it, no;” rejoined Mr. Simmery, stopping for an instant to smash a fly with the ruler.

Then confound your slow coaches down here; thats all, said the doctor, walking away.

Weld is a totally distinct word from woad, but most dictionaries confound them.

These proverbs remind us of Bacon: "Specious words confound virtue."

What has happened between you and the communiers, whom may the pest carry off and hell confound!


On this page you'll find 156 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to confound, such as: amaze, astonish, astound, baffle, bewilder, and discombobulate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.