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muddle

noun

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1 a state in which everything is out of order
  • things at the newly built school were all in a muddle on opening day

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2 a state of mental confusion
  • I was in such a muddle after the accident that I didn't know where I was

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muddle

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of muddle (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to throw into a state of mental uncertainty
  • a car shopper thoroughly muddled by too much well-meaning advice

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2 to undo the proper order or arrangement of
  • some mischievous brat had muddled the household accounts

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The first known use of muddle was in 1676

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“Muddle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/muddle. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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