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tangle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of tangle

  1. a state of mental uncertainty my mind's been in a tangle ever since I learned some disturbing information about an online acquaintance Synonyms of tangle bafflement, bamboozlement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderedness, bewilderment, confusedness, discombobulation, distraction, fog, head-scratching, maze [chiefly dialect], muddle, mystification, perplexity, puzzlement, confusion, whirlWords Related to tangle abashment, discomfiture, disconcertment, embarrassment, mortification; agitation, chagrin, discomfort, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturbance, perturbation, upset; bother, commotion, dither, flurry, fluster, fuss, stew, turmoilNear Antonyms of tangle assurance, certainty, certitude, confidence, conviction, positiveness, sureness


tangle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of tangle

  1. 1 to catch or hold as if in a net was at last tangled in the web of lies that he had told to everyone Synonyms of tangle catch up, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, ensnarl, entoil, entrap, mesh, net, snare, entangle, trapWords Related to tangle bag, birdlime, capture, collar; embroil, implicate, involve, mireNear Antonyms of tangle detach, disengage, extricate; clear, free, liberateAntonyms of tangle disentangle, untangle

  2. 2 to twist together into a usually confused mass that darn cat tangled the yarn I was trying to knit with Synonyms of tangle interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, knot, snarl, entangleWords Related to tangle jumble, scrabble, scramble; braid, enlace, entwine, entwist, inweave, plait, twine, weave, wind, wreathe, writheNear Antonyms of tangle unknot, unravel, unscramble; unweaveAntonyms of tangle disentangle, unsnarl, untangle, untwine, untwist



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