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
"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!"
I'd get tired of his confounded buoyancy.
Chapter 23 (38% in)
"So kindly," Carol mused, "so well meant, so neighborly—and so confoundedly untrue.
Chapter 18 (90% in)
My complexion is rotten, and my hair is coming out, and I look like a potato-bag, and I think my arches are falling, and he isn't a pledge of love, and I'm afraid he WILL look like us, and I don't believe in mother-devotion, and the whole business is a confounded nuisance of a biological process," remarked Carol.
Chapter 20 (10% in)
"My Lord, to hear you tell it, a fellow 'd think that all the denizens, as you impolitely call 'em, are so confoundedly unhappy that it's a wonder they don't all up and commit suicide.
Chapter 23 (83% in)
There are no more uses of "confound" in Main Street.