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synonyms for confounding

  • amaze
  • astonish
  • astound
  • baffle
  • bewilder
  • discombobulate
  • dumbfound
  • embarrass
  • faze
  • mystify
  • perplex
  • puzzle
  • rattle
  • startle
  • surprise
  • abash
  • befog
  • blend
  • bug
  • commingle
  • confute
  • discomfit
  • discountenance
  • fiddle
  • flabbergast
  • jumble
  • misidentify
  • mix
  • nonplus
  • pose
  • throw
  • metagrobolize
  • mix up
  • screw up
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antonyms for confounding

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  • bore
  • calm
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • comfort
  • enlighten
  • expect
  • explain
  • explicate
  • help
  • divide
  • separate
  • make clear
  • relate
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How to use confounding in a sentence

In each pairing, one state has imposed tough and sometimes unpopular restrictions on behavior, only to be confounded by a neighbor’s leniency.
STATES WITH FEW CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS ARE SPREADING THE VIRUS BEYOND THEIR BORDERSBY DAVID ARMSTRONGDECEMBER 1, 2020PROPUBLICA
What confounded him was that we’d chosen to celebrate such a special occasion with, of all dishes, turkey.
THE DOW’S RECORD RUN TO 30K IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE RALLY IN THESE SMALL CAPSBERNHARD WARNERNOVEMBER 25, 2020FORTUNE
As in the New York study, the researchers also accounted for confounding factors, but they calculated survival rates instead of mortality rates.
DEATH RATES HAVE FALLEN BY 18% FOR HOSPITALIZED COVID–19 PATIENTS AS TREATMENTS IMPROVELGBTQ-EDITORNOVEMBER 5, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
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.
WE NEVER KNOW EXACTLY WHERE WE’RE GOING IN OUTER SPACE - ISSUE 92: FRONTIERSCALEB SCHARFNOVEMBER 4, 2020NAUTILUS
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.
A PHYSICIST’S APPROACH TO BIOLOGY BRINGS ECOLOGICAL INSIGHTSGABRIEL POPKINOCTOBER 13, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
This acute thinker seems to me to have fallen into a mistake by confounding land with labor.
LANDHOLDING IN ENGLANDJOSEPH FISHER
Confounding realization then was that when Dale returned with her sister, Helen knew she would do the same thing over again!
THE MAN OF THE FORESTZANE GREY
Even experienced fishermen are capable of confounding the bull trout with its nobler brother of the streams.
THE RIVERS OF GREAT BRITAIN: RIVERS OF THE EAST COASTVARIOUS
To my utter confounding, Jason threw himself on the floor, kicking and beating it violently and letting out terrific yells.
MOTHERING ON PERILOUSLUCY S. FURMAN
Second, the people rejoice, and their pious faith seems to tend to the glory of God and the confounding of his enemies.
THE LIFE OF JOAN OF ARC, VOL. 1 AND 2 (OF 2)ANATOLE FRANCE
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WORDS RELATED TO CONFOUNDING

  • astonishing
  • breathtaking
  • confounding
  • eye-popping
  • mind-blowing
  • mind-boggling
  • overwhelming
  • shocking
  • startling
  • stupefying
  • surprising
  • wondrous
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