Definitions for imbroglioɪmˈbroʊl yoʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

im•bro•glioɪmˈbroʊl yoʊ(n.)(pl.)-glios.

also embroglio

  1. a misunderstanding or disagreement of a complicated nature.

  2. an intricate and perplexing state of affairs.

  3. a confused heap.

Origin of imbroglio:

1740–50; < It, der. of imbrogliare to embroil

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imbroglio, embroilment(noun)

    an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation

  2. imbroglio(noun)

    a very embarrassing misunderstanding


  1. imbroglio(Noun)

    a complicated situation; an entanglement

  2. Origin: From imbroglio "tangle", from imbrogliare "to tangle", cognate with and probably from an earlier form of embrouiller "muddle, embroil", from em- "en-" + brouiller.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Imbroglio(noun)

    an intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of fiction

  2. Imbroglio(noun)

    a complicated and embarrassing state of things; a serious misunderstanding

Translations for imbroglio

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an act or example of swindling; a fraud

an insurance swindle; Our new car's a swindle; – it's falling to pieces.

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