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confound
used in A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Definition
to confuse, prove wrong, frustrate, or express frustration
in various senses, including:
confuse or surprise — sometimes specifically to confuse one thing with another
  • "confounded by the puzzle" — confused or perplexed
  • "Test results confounded the experts." — surprised and confused
  • "Do not confound confidence with correctness." — mistake one thing for another
prove wrong, defeat, or frustrate
  • "The test results confounded my theory." — proved wrong
  • "Their defense confounded our offense." — defeated or frustrated
make worse
  • "She confounded the problem by painting without sanding." — made worse
  • "The task is complicated by other confounding factors." — making worse
an exclamation expressing anger or frustration
  • "Confound it! Will I ever get this thing to work?"
  • "I don't understand the confounded directions!"
  • ...confounding oath on oath.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Another part of the wood (21% in)
confounding = frustrating (preventing the fulfillment of)
  • Come, tears, confound; Out, sword, and wound The pap of Pyramus: Ay, that left pap, Where heart doth hop:— Thus die I, thus, thus, thus.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — Athens. An Apartment in the Palace of THESEUS (84% in)

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