embroiled

past tense of embroil
as in tangled
to place in conflict or difficulties the town has been embroiled in controversy over the building of the huge shopping mall

Synonyms & Similar Words

Relevance

Antonyms & Near Antonyms

Thesaurus Entries Near embroiled

Cite this Entry

“Embroiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/embroiled. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

More from Merriam-Webster on embroiled

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY