that was simply confounding

Gabriel Aparta

Senior Member
Español - Venezuela
Hi everyone, please, from The Great Gatsby:

Daisy’s face was smeared with tears, and when I came in she jumped up and began wiping at it with her handkerchief before a mirror. But there was a change in Gatsby that was simply confounding.

I guess it means something like amazing, but I would love to hear from you on this one.

Thanks!
 
  • reno33

    Senior Member
    English - USA
    I don't think "amazing" means "confounding" except very distantly and within specifically delineated contexts. A better choice here would be "inexplicable" or "perplexing".
     
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