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See definition of muddle on Dictionary.com
  • nounconfused state
  • verbconfuse, disorganize

synonyms for muddle

  • ataxia
  • awkwardness
  • botch
  • chaos
  • clutter
  • complexity
  • complication
  • confusion
  • daze
  • difficulty
  • dilemma
  • disarrangement
  • disarray
  • disorder
  • disorganization
  • emergency
  • encumbrance
  • fog
  • foul-up
  • hash
  • haze
  • intricacy
  • involvement
  • jumble
  • mess
  • mix up
  • muss
  • perplexity
  • plight
  • predicament
  • quandary
  • shambles
  • snarl
  • struggle
  • tangle
  • trouble
  • mess and a half
  • rat's nest
  • screwup
See also synonyms for: muddledness / muddled / muddlement

antonyms for muddle

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  • advantage
  • arrangement
  • blessing
  • calm
  • clarity
  • clearness
  • contentment
  • ease
  • good fortune
  • harmony
  • method
  • neatness
  • order
  • orderliness
  • organization
  • peace
  • simplicity
  • solution
  • system
  • tidiness
  • understanding
  • enlightenment
  • calm
  • comfort
  • explain
  • order
  • soothe
  • arrange
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • do well
  • enlighten
  • fix
  • help
  • organize
  • succeed
  • untangle
  • untwist
  • educate
  • explicate
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How to use muddle in a sentence

Previous estimates of the constant disagree with one another, leaving scientists in a muddle over its true value.
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From the muddle of ideas, Shan says, those three reports at the dawn of the 20th century helped introduce Mendel’s work to other scientists in the fledgling field of heredity.
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To stand out as exceptionally beholden to the muddle of conspiracy theory and fury that defines that group — which includes Reps.
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If you follow friends, celebrities, news organizations, humor accounts, and others, all the disparate content will get jumbled together in a muddle.
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In many other cases, the result of using the tropes of so-called low culture as a vehicle for high-minded commentary has been a misguided, potentially offensive muddle.
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Now, contrast that awful muddle of unreason and injustice with what you call my "counsels of despair."
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
Here the Scot entered into explanations which threw the Cockney's brain into a complete muddle.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
I mean—Well, anyhow I take it Mr. Remington stands for constructing a civilised state out of this muddle.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
It's all a muddle, a compromise, a monstrosity, like everything else you produce; there's nothing in it that goes on all-fours.
THE AWKWARD AGEHENRY JAMES
And I'm a cripple, and she's beautiful—— Oh, my mind's in a muddle!
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WORDS RELATED TO MUDDLE

  • baffle
  • befuddle
  • bewilder
  • confound
  • discombobulate
  • disconcert
  • fuddle
  • mix up
  • muddle
  • muddy
  • mystify
  • perplex
  • puzzle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.