Definition of Muddle

1. Noun. A confused multitude of things.

Exact synonyms: Clutter, Fuddle, Jumble, Mare's Nest, Smother, Welter
Generic synonyms: Disorder, Disorderliness
Specialized synonyms: Rummage
Derivative terms: Clutter, Jumble, Jumble, Jumble



2. Verb. Make into a puddle. "Puddled mire"
Exact synonyms: Puddle
Generic synonyms: Rile, Roil

3. Noun. Informal terms for a difficult situation. "He made a muddle of his marriage"
Exact synonyms: Fix, Hole, Jam, Kettle Of Fish, Mess, Pickle
Generic synonyms: Difficulty
Specialized synonyms: Dog's Breakfast, Dog's Dinner

4. Verb. Mix up or confuse. "He muddled the issues"
Exact synonyms: Addle, Puddle
Generic synonyms: Confuse, Jumble, Mix Up

Definition of Muddle

1. v. t. To make turbid, or muddy, as water.

2. v. i. To dabble in mud.

3. n. A state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness.

Definition of Muddle

1. Verb. To mix together, to mix up; to confuse. ¹

2. Verb. To mash slightly for use in a cocktail. ¹

3. Noun. A mixture; a confusion; a garble. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Muddle

1. to mix in a disordered manner [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

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Literary usage of Muddle

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1. The Works of Charles Sumner by Charles Sumner (1883)
"Here the President touches nothing which he does not muddle. In every direction is muddle, — muddle with Spain, muddle with Cuba, muddle with the Black Re- ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"A row, fuss, bother, a muddle. [Tortworth.] [S.] [SW] " What's the use of making such a CADDLE ? " CADDLE. vb. To make a bustle, fuss or bother. ..."

3. The Next Step: A Plan for Economic World Federation by Scott Nearing (1922)
"THE ECONOMIC muddle 1. Bankruptcy and Chaos WORLD economic affairs are in a muddle. Famine has gripped Central Europe since 1918; unemployment is rife in ..."

4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1894)
"THE INDIAN CURRENCY muddle. NEARLY eight months ago the Indian mints were closed to the private coinage of silver. This step was taken somewhat in a panic, ..."

5. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"A kittle of fish" is also suggestive of a " muddle," the term being derived, we are told, from the apparatus of pulleys employed in drag.ning the flukes of ..."

6. The Year Book of the United States Brewers' Association by United States Brewers' Association (1911)
"THE muddle IN MAINE. By HOLMAN DAY. IN the matter of that singular battle of ballots recently pulled off in Maine, the question at issue being her ..."

7. The Year Book of the United States Brewers' Association by United States Brewers' Association (1911)
"THE muddle IN MAINE. By HOLMAN DAY. IN the matter of that singular battle of ballots recently pulled off in Maine, the question at issue being her ..."

8. The Works of Charles Sumner by Charles Sumner (1883)
"Here the President touches nothing which he does not muddle. In every direction is muddle, — muddle with Spain, muddle with Cuba, muddle with the Black Re- ..."

9. Publications by English Dialect Society (1890)
"A row, fuss, bother, a muddle. [Tortworth.] [S.] [SW] " What's the use of making such a CADDLE ? " CADDLE. vb. To make a bustle, fuss or bother. ..."

10. The Next Step: A Plan for Economic World Federation by Scott Nearing (1922)
"THE ECONOMIC muddle 1. Bankruptcy and Chaos WORLD economic affairs are in a muddle. Famine has gripped Central Europe since 1918; unemployment is rife in ..."

11. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1894)
"THE INDIAN CURRENCY muddle. NEARLY eight months ago the Indian mints were closed to the private coinage of silver. This step was taken somewhat in a panic, ..."

12. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"A kittle of fish" is also suggestive of a " muddle," the term being derived, we are told, from the apparatus of pulleys employed in drag.ning the flukes of ..."

13. The Year Book of the United States Brewers' Association by United States Brewers' Association (1911)
"THE muddle IN MAINE. By HOLMAN DAY. IN the matter of that singular battle of ballots recently pulled off in Maine, the question at issue being her ..."

14. The Year Book of the United States Brewers' Association by United States Brewers' Association (1911)
"THE muddle IN MAINE. By HOLMAN DAY. IN the matter of that singular battle of ballots recently pulled off in Maine, the question at issue being her ..."

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