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Definition 1: a confused multitude of things - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for muddle in the sense of this definition

(muddle is a kind of ...) a condition in which things are not in their expected places

"the files are in complete disorder"

(... is a kind of muddle ) a jumble of things to be given away

Definition 2: informal terms for a difficult situation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where muddle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got into a terrible fix
  • he made a muddle of his marriage

Synonyms for muddle in the sense of this definition

(muddle is a kind of ...) a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome

"grappling with financial difficulties"

(... is a kind of muddle ) a poor job; a mess

"they made a real dog's breakfast of that job"

Definition 3: mix up or confuse - [verb of cognition]

Samples where muddle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He muddled the issues

Synonyms for muddle in the sense of this definition

(muddle is a kind of ...) assemble without order or sense

"She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"

Definition 4: make into a puddle - [verb of contact]

Samples where muddle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • puddled mire

Synonyms for muddle in the sense of this definition

(muddle is a kind of ...) make turbid by stirring up the sediments of

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