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muddle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of muddle

  1. 1 a state in which everything is out of order things at the newly built school were all in a muddle on opening day Synonyms of muddle chance-medley, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, dishevelment, disorder, disorderedness, disorderliness, disorganization, free-for-all, havoc, heck, hell, jumble, mare's nest, mess, messiness, misorder, chaos, muss, shambles, snake pit, tumble, welterWords Related to muddle anarchy, lawlessness, misrule, riot; knot, snarl, tangle; labyrinth, maze, web; maelstrom, storm; bollix, clutter, litter, mishmash, shuffle; hodgepodge, medley, miscellany, morass, motleyNear Antonyms of muddle method, pattern, plan, systemAntonyms of muddle order, orderliness

  2. 2 a state of mental confusion I was in such a muddle after the accident that I didn't know where I was Synonyms of muddle daze, dazedness, fog, haze, spin, swoonWords Related to muddle reverie, stupor, trance; befuddlement, bewilderment, perplexity, puzzlement; delirium, malaise, paralysis; cloudiness, fogginessNear Antonyms of muddle alertness, levelheadedness

  3. 3 a state of mental uncertainty the new, supposedly improved forms simply put taxpayers in a bigger muddle Synonyms of muddle bafflement, bamboozlement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderedness, bewilderment, confusedness, discombobulation, distraction, fog, head-scratching, maze [chiefly dialect], confusion, mystification, perplexity, puzzlement, tangle, whirlWords Related to muddle abashment, discomfiture, disconcertment, embarrassment, mortification; agitation, chagrin, discomfort, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturbance, perturbation, upset; bother, commotion, dither, flurry, fluster, fuss, stew, turmoilNear Antonyms of muddle assurance, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, positiveness, sureness

  4. 4 an unorganized collection or mixture of various things a muddle of old magazines piled on the shelves Synonyms of muddle agglomerate, agglomeration, alphabet soup, assortment, botch, clutter, collage, crazy quilt, farrago, gallimaufry, grab bag, gumbo, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, jambalaya, jumble, jungle, litter, macédoine, medley, mélange, menagerie, miscellanea, mishmash, mixed bag, montage, motley, miscellany, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, pastiche, patchwork, patchwork quilt, potpourri, ragbag, ragout, rummage, salad, salmagundi, scramble, shuffle, smorgasbord, stew, tumble, variety, welterWords Related to muddle detritus, notions, oddments, odds and ends, sundries; accumulation, aggregate, aggregation, conglomerate, conglomeration; catchall; admixture, alloy, amalgam, blend, combination, commixture, composite, compound, fusion, intermixture, mix-up; bollix, chaos, confusion, disarrangement, disarray, disorder, dog's breakfast [chiefly British], mess, morass, miscellany, shambles; imbroglio, knot, snarl, tangle


muddle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of muddle

  1. 1 to throw into a state of mental uncertainty a car shopper thoroughly muddled by too much well-meaning advice Synonyms of muddle addle, baffle, bamboozle, beat, befog, befuddle, bemuse, bewilder, buffalo, confound, discombobulate, disorient, flummox, fox, fuddle, get, gravel, maze, confuse, muddy, mystify, perplex, pose, puzzle, vexWords Related to muddle stick, stump, weird out; abash, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattle; agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, stun, unhinge, unsettle, upset; beguile, cozen, deceive, delude, dupe, fool, gull, hoax, hoodwink, humbug, misguide, mislead, snow, string along, take in, trickNear Antonyms of muddle assure, reassure, satisfy; enlighten, inform

  2. 2 to undo the proper order or arrangement of some mischievous brat had muddled the household accounts Synonyms of muddle confuse, derange, disarrange, disarray, discompose, dishevel, disjoint, dislocate, disorganize, disrupt, disturb, hash, jumble, mess (up), mix (up), disorder, muss, rumple, scramble, shuffle, tousle, tumble, upsetWords Related to muddle embroil, entangle, snarl, tangle; agitate, perturb, stir (up), unsettle; clutterNear Antonyms of muddle align (also aline), line, line up, queue; classify, codify, methodize, systematize, systemize; adjust, fix; groom, make up, spruce (up); unscrambleAntonyms of muddle arrange, array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, range, regulate, straighten (up), tidy



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