Antonyms for muddled

Grammar : Adj
Spell : muhd-l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmʌd l

Definition of muddled

Origin :
  • 1590s, "destroy the clarity of" (a transferred sense); literal sense ("to bathe in mud") is from c.1600; perhaps frequentative formation from mud, or from Dutch moddelen "to make (water) muddy," from the same Proto-Germanic source. Sense of "to make muddy" is from 1670s; that of "make confused" first recorded 1680s. Meaning "to bungle" is from 1885. Related: Muddled; muddling.
  • adj confused
Example sentences :
  • Their own thinking was so muddled, their views of life so out of gear.
  • Extract from : « The Harbor » by Ernest Poole
  • No one has ever told what you are—muddled, criminally muddled.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • That morning, in his glass cage, he muddled his columns several times.
  • Extract from : « The Trimming of Goosie » by James Hopper
  • Ward wished devoutly that he could clear his thoughts; they were muddled.
  • Extract from : « Joan of Arc of the North Woods » by Holman Day
  • Inside his muddled head, however, he was chuckling to himself.
  • Extract from : « Lost Face » by Jack London
  • Things had been going so nicely, and now they were all muddled.
  • Extract from : « Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901 » by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Poor Ascanie was so muddled that he forgot all his instructions.
  • Extract from : « Caught In The Net » by Emile Gaboriau
  • The incisive tone, low as it was, penetrated the man's muddled brain.
  • Extract from : « Captain Desmond, V.C. » by Maud Diver
  • She smiled sadly, for it was, indeed, a confused and muddled world.
  • Extract from : « Master of the Vineyard » by Myrtle Reed
  • In fact, you were more than once a trifle—shall we say 'muddled.'
  • Extract from : « The Sign of the Spider » by Bertram Mitford

Synonyms for muddled

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