clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother(noun)
a confused multitude of things
fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish(verb)
informal terms for a difficult situation
"he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
make into a puddle
addle, muddle, puddle(verb)
mix up or confuse
"He muddled the issues"
A mixture; a confusion; a garble.
The muddle of nervous speech he uttered did not have much meaning.
To mix together, to mix up; to confuse.
The tiny speakers tend to muddle the words.
To mash slightly for use in a cocktail.
He muddled the mint sprigs in the bottom of the glass.
to make turbid, or muddy, as water
to cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially
to waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated
to mix confusedly; to confuse; to make a mess of; as, to muddle matters; also, to perplex; to mystify
to dabble in mud
to think and act in a confused, aimless way
a state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness
Origin: [From Mud.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mud′l, v.t. to render muddy or foul, as water: to confuse, esp. with liquor: to waste, squander, misuse.—v.i. to potter about.—n. confusion, mess: mental confusion, bewilderment.—n. Mudd′lehead, a blockhead.—adv. Muddlehead′edly.—n. Muddlehead′edness. [Freq. of mud.]
The numerical value of muddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of muddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I think the probability of an accident is now somewhat higher. I don't think we can just muddle through forever on Greece.
It isn't possible to love and part...you can transmutate love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. Love is eternal
( The) U.S. economy is not going off the rails, i'm generally sanguine. We muddle through. I think some of this is an overreaction to the overreaction of assets being so swollen.
I don't think the expectations for earnings for (Canadian energy companies) are going to be very high, and because they were beaten up so badly that they will maybe just muddle through here.
Despite recent market firmness, large deals still face resistance given the risk-off environment and weak technicals: fund outflows, buyers on strike and the slowing CLO machine, we expect a muddle through economy rather than a recession this year.
Images & Illustrations of muddle
Translations for muddle
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Wirrwarr, verwirrenGerman
- sekasotku, sotkea, sekoittaa, sotkuFinnish
- confondre, mélangerFrench
- cuir tro-chèileScottish Gaelic
- imbrogliare, impasticciare, guazzabuglio, casino, ingarbugliare, pastrocchio, pateracchio, pasticcio, intruglio, pastrocchiare, aggrovigliare, pasticciare, arruffareItalian
- wirwar, verwarren, door mekaar mengen, warboelDutch
- încâlci, a face confuz, încurcaRomanian
- röra, oreda, virrvarrSwedish
Get even more translations for muddle »
Find a translation for the muddle definition in other languages:
Select another language: