confounding confounding  /kən ˈfaʊn dɪŋ/


  • (adj) that confounds or contradicts or confuses


  1. Major League closer role is notoriously unpredictable

    You can't predict baseball to begin with, but relief pitching remains as confounding as any part of the game and is still seemingly governed by that mathematical overlord, the small sample size. Setup men and closers have to have short memories, and so do astute observers of the sport. Because things can change quickly.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Major League Baseball

  2. Twice is nice for Team Oklahoma

    Parker Rigler said he isn’t an overpowering pitcher. He defines his style as confounding. After taking the mound for Team Oklahoma on Tuesday in the Heartland Classic opener, Team Maryland may agree....
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Norman Transcript

  3. Bill Vilona: FSU baseball an enigma

    Indiana is in the College World Series. Florida State is not, and that only continues a confounding experience for the Seminoles.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Pensacola News Journal


  1. New York Times' executive editor Bill Keller called Miller's imprisonment "a chilling conclusion to an utterly confounding case."
    on Jul 6, 2005 By: Bill Keller Source: CNN

  2. Sen. Charles Schumer, DN.Y., said the court had issued a "confounding decision that takes the First Amendment to an illogical, distorted extreme."
    on Jun 26, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: Forbes

  3. "Peace is the best option for all of us. And I think we have a unique opportunity and a unique time to do it," the prime minister said. "The president says that he has a habit of confounding all the cynics and all the naysayers and all those...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: The Swamp (blog)

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