Definition of Imbroglio

1. Noun. An intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation.

Exact synonyms: Embroilment
Generic synonyms: Situation
Derivative terms: Embroil



2. Noun. A very embarrassing misunderstanding.

Definition of Imbroglio

1. n. An intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of fiction.

Definition of Imbroglio

1. Noun. a complicated situation; an entanglement ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Imbroglio

1. [n -GLIOS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Imbroglio

imbrews
imbrex
imbricate
imbricated
imbricates
imbricating
imbrication
imbrication lines of von Ebner
imbrications
imbricative
imbrices
imbring
imbrocado
imbrocadoes
imbroglii
imbroglio (current term)
imbroglios
imbrown
imbrowned
imbrowning
imbrowns
imbrue
imbrued
imbruement
imbruements
imbrues
imbruing
imbrute
imbruted
imbrutement

Literary usage of Imbroglio

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1. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1863)
"The Flag imbroglio.—Major-general Butler.—Causes of the Disaster.—Its Results and Consequences.—The Fate of the Valley of the Mississippi. ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1891)
"THE PARNELL imbroglio. RARELY, if ever, has the political world been thrown into such a state of confusion and excitement as that which had its beginning ..."

3. History of the United States of America: Under the Constitution by James Schouler (1917)
"Of foreign affairs which occupied his second term, Jackson's imbroglio with France deserves the first mention. Louis Philippe, the citizen king, ..."

4. Pioneer History of Milwaukee by James Smith Buck (1884)
"... Store—Nationality —Queer Ticket—Spring Street Female Seminary—The Leahy Riot and What Came of it—Taxation —The Vliet-McGarry imbroglio—A Ducking—Primary ..."

5. National Progress, 1907-1917 by Frederic Austin Ogg (1918)
"CHAPTER XVI THE MEXICAN imbroglio (1910-1917) FOR forty years after the collapse of Napoleon III.'s proposed Latin American empire in 1867, the relations of ..."

6. The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research: The Actual by Josephus Nelson Larned, Augustus Hunt Shearer (1922)
"... we have Hay's private opinion of the other nations with whom he had to deal in the Chinese imbroglio. '. . . What a business this has been in China ! ..."

7. Lucius Q.C. Lamar: His Life, Times, and Speeches, 1825-1893 by Edward Mayes (1896)
"... to a Friend—The Sherman-Davis imbroglio—Senator Hawley's Resolution—The Debate—Mr. Lamar's Speech, and His Last—Letter to West on Davis and Secession. ..."

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