Synonyms for muddle

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : muhd-l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmʌd l

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Définition of muddle

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.
  • noun confused state
  • verb confuse, disorganize
Example sentences :
  • "He can advise us and help us to put the muddle right," said Mrs. Ware.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • Paris was going on—all that muddle and maze of worried people.
  • Extract from : « The Incomplete Amorist » by E. Nesbit
  • You merely come here because Mr. Kenyon is in a muddle about what I am going to do.
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • Philip would have a spasm of horror at the muddle he had made.
  • Extract from : « Where Angels Fear to Tread » by E. M. Forster
  • These books are only good to muddle your head and make you jumpy.
  • Extract from : « Typhoon » by Joseph Conrad
  • And we stumble about with our senses, making a muddle of our earth.
  • Extract from : « The Man Who Wins » by Robert Herrick
  • It is a muddle, perhaps, and a puzzle; I doubt if anybody quite understands it.
  • Extract from : « The Gypsies » by Charles G. Leland
  • Miss Upton's accounts were still in a muddle when she reached Keefe.
  • Extract from : « In Apple-Blossom Time » by Clara Louise Burnham
  • And I'm a cripple, and she's beautiful—— Oh, my mind's in a muddle!
  • Extract from : « Patchwork » by Anna Balmer Myers
  • What makes the muddle is that she isn't clear about the creature she wants most.
  • Extract from : « The Tragic Muse » by Henry James

Antonyms for muddle

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