Definition of confounding:
Synonyms for confounding:
- complicating (part of speech: verb)
deranging (part of speech: verb)
- mixing up,
- "Human, All-Too-Human, Part II", Friedrich Nietzsche.
Amid these conflicting statements, and these confounding conclusions, it is singular that no member of either House should have recurred to the original character of these popular assemblies, which have always prevailed among the northern nations.- "Coningsby", Benjamin Disraeli.
The difficulty as regards the confounding of specimens of two or more species as the types of one can always be adjusted if the author who discovers the mistake redescribes one of the species under the original name and regards the specimen that agrees with his description as the type, at the same time describing a new species with another of the specimens as its type.- "Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa", Nelson Annandale.