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
We run fan, radios, TVs everything we can to muddle the sound.
First, the economy continues to muddle along and that has had impact on some donors in getting engaged.
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
We expect a muddle through economy rather than a recession this year, nonetheless, you could argue the high yield markets are pricing in a recession.
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- 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
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