Thesaurus / confounding


In each pairing, one state has imposed tough and sometimes unpopular restrictions on behavior, only to be confounded by a neighbor’s leniency.

What confounded him was that we’d chosen to celebrate such a special occasion with, of all dishes, turkey.

As in the New York study, the researchers also accounted for confounding factors, but they calculated survival rates instead of mortality rates.

The roots of this lie in the phenomenon of dynamical chaos among gravitating objects, the confounding but mathematically chartable instability and unpredictability of celestial motions.

Even biologists and ecologists who might be inclined to mistrust an intruding physicist praise Gore’s respectful attitude toward their field and say that he’s making real headway on problems that have long confounded them and their colleagues.

Mr Jowett had warned Borrow to “beware of confounding the two distinct ideas of translation and interpretation!”

And shot by the hand of Rama, that shaft, confounding by its energy the other Rama, came back blazing into Rama's hands.

To be sure it is no easy matter to free ourselves from the habit of confounding identity and individuality.

The Religious SentimentDaniel G. Brinton

But living force is what we are trying to differentiate from mechanical force, and what do we gain by confounding the two?

The Breath of LifeJohn Burroughs

This thing of confounding life with motion I'm thinking leads to difficulty.

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