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Synonyms for muddle
ˈmʌd lmud·dle

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. muddle

    Synonyms:
    fail, waste, fritter away, confuse, derange, misarrange

    Antonyms:
    clarify, manage, economize, classify, arrange

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smothernoun

    a confused multitude of things

    Synonyms:
    hole, jam, fuddle, jumbal, clutter, mare's nest, mess, patchwork, hodgepodge, smother, pickle, fix, jumble, kettle of fish, welter

  2. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fishverb

    informal terms for a difficult situation

    "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"

    Synonyms:
    tidy sum, smother, peck, mint, crush, plenty, lot, location, locating, localisation, raft, quite a little, passel, hole, fix, mare's nest, press, jam, pile, muckle, fixture, mend, golf hole, electronic jamming, good deal, maw, fixing, mending, sight, gob, trap, deal, pickle, flock, stack, kettle of fish, fuddle, wad, messiness, hatful, mickle, hollow, heap, great deal, mess, repair, clutter, mess hall, mass, jamming, batch, yap, mountain, welter, spate, mussiness, slew, localization, jumble, cakehole, muss, reparation, pot

  3. muddle, puddleverb

    make into a puddle

    "puddled mire"

    Synonyms:
    wee, piddle, urinate, addle, wee-wee, micturate, pass water, puddle, piss, spend a penny, relieve oneself, take a leak, make water, pee, make, pee-pee

  4. addle, muddle, puddleverb

    mix up or confuse

    "He muddled the issues"

    Synonyms:
    wee, piddle, urinate, addle, wee-wee, micturate, pass water, puddle, piss, spend a penny, relieve oneself, take a leak, make water, pee, make, pee-pee

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. muddleverb

    Synonyms:
    make muddy, make turbid

  2. muddleverb

    Synonyms:
    stupefy, fuddle, inebriate, make half drunk, make tipsy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. muddlenoun

    Synonyms:
    confusion

  2. muddleverb

    Synonyms:
    confuse, fuddle, bewilder

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "muddle":

    confusion, imbroglio, mess, chaos, tangle

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How to use muddle in a sentence?

  1. Michael Frazis:

    Markets are quite likely to muddle through from here, the vaccine is increasingly priced in. A couple of months ago, no one knew how deep coronavirus would be, or what the outcome of the election was. Now both sources of uncertainty have been removed.

  2. Sybil Adelman:

    I thought I loved him, but I really just needed him. There was so much death and when I was in bed with him, I wasn't thinking about death...Look, what I'm trying to say is that we can't know what's in another person's heart, we can't even know what's in our own. Life turns on a dime, and somehow we muddle through.

  3. Brian Gibbons:

    We do think that we'll see another leg down from here, but when you peel back the onion, we don't think defaults rates will be as bad as some people think, yes, there are about 20-25 names that could be in danger, but we think many of them should be able to muddle through over the next year.

  4. Sean Coleman:

    We expect a muddle through economy rather than a recession this year, nonetheless, you could argue the high yield markets are pricing in a recession.

  5. J. G. Ballard:

    The car as we know it is on the way out. To a large extent, I deplore its passing, for as a basically old-fashioned machine, it enshrines a basically old-fashioned idea: freedom. In terms of pollution, noise and human life, the price of that freedom may be high, but perhaps the car, by the very muddle and confusion it causes, may be holding back the remorseless spread of the regimented, electronic society.


Translations for muddle

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  • verwirren, WirrwarrGerman
  • confusiónSpanish
  • sekasotku, sotku, sekoittaa, sotkeaFinnish
  • mélanger, confondreFrench
  • cuir tro-chèileScottish Gaelic
  • kekacauanIndonesian
  • konfuzeskarIdo
  • ingarbugliare, imbrogliare, impasticciare, arruffare, pasticciare, aggrovigliare, pastrocchiare, guazzabuglio, intruglio, pasticcio, casino, pateracchio, pastrocchioItalian
  • warboel, door mekaar mengen, verwarren, wirwarDutch
  • baralharPortuguese
  • încurca, a face confuz, încâlciRomanian
  • oreda, virrvarr, röraSwedish

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