So annoying or detestable as to deserve condemnation
This spirit might easily be confounded with the sun, whose power was supposed to be stored up in the warmthgiving tree.
Of course the vital heat is not to be confounded with fire; but so much for analogy.
The diseased roots have been confounded with those attacked by Phylloxera.
Since Merab and Michal are confounded in 2 Sam.
In the later period of the republic they are confounded with the Penates (and other deities), though the distinction between them was probably more sharply marked in earkor times.