What are some alternative words for tangle?

Synonyms for tangle
ˈtæŋ gəl

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term tangle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tangle(noun)

    a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven

    "they carved their way through the tangle of vines"

    Synonyms:
    maze, snarl

  2. tangle, snarl, maze(verb)

    something jumbled or confused

    "a tangle of government regulations"

    Synonyms:
    labyrinth, maze, snarl

  3. embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag, drag in(verb)

    force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

    "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business"

    Synonyms:
    swing, sail, swing out, mat, entangle, espouse, get behind, snarl, scuff, hale, drag, sweep up, embrace, span, adopt, brush, drag out, hang back, trail, cart, puff, sweep, dishevel, traverse, broom, ravel, drag on, dredge, drop back, drag in, draw, cross, tousle, drop behind, embroil, haul, knot

  4. ravel, tangle, knot(verb)

    tangle or complicate

    "a ravelled story"

    Synonyms:
    entangle, knot, sweep, drag, dishevel, embroil, sweep up, ravel, unravel, ravel out, mat, drag in, snarl, tousle

  5. tousle, dishevel, tangle(verb)

    disarrange or rumple; dishevel

    "The strong wind tousled my hair"

    Synonyms:
    knot, sweep, drag, dishevel, embroil, sweep up, ravel, entangle, mat, drag in, snarl, tousle

  6. entangle, tangle, mat, snarl(verb)

    twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

    "The child entangled the cord"

    Synonyms:
    snarl up, mat up, entangle, felt up, tousle, snarl, ravel, knot, mat, felt, embroil, matte up, drag in, sweep up, embrangle, sweep, mire, matte, dishevel, drag, snap, matt-up

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tangle

    Synonyms:
    intertwist, interlock, snarl, complicate, insnare, mat

    Antonyms:
    unravel, disentangle, untwine

Editors Contribution

  1. ravel

    a spider that is raveling a fly into its web is also tangling the fly up.

    the fly was tangled up in the spider's web.

    Submitted by Cat Lady on October 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tangle(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    interweave (confusedly), intertwine, complicate, perplex, snarl, entangle

  2. tangle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    complication, intricacy, perplexity, snarl

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tangle(n)

    Synonyms:
    snarl, complication, intricacy, imbroglio, perplexity

    Antonyms:
    disentanglement, extrication

  2. tangle(v)

    Synonyms:
    snarl, entangle, interweave, embroil, insnare, entrap, involve, perplex, enmesh

    Antonyms:
    disentangle, unravel, extricate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tangle":

    entanglement, muddle, jumble, jungle, thicket

How to pronounce tangle?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say tangle in sign language?

  1. tangle

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#510cart
#1083cross
#2396felt
#3242trail
#3350draw
#5162swing
#5639adopt
#6165brush
#6207mat
#6613drag
#6671span
#7321snap
#7902jungle
#9767sail
#10795embrace
#12312sweep
#13626hale
#13874knot
#14073matte
#14302haul
#15697maze
#16278traverse
#18108puff
#20464labyrinth
#22431broom
#30480interlock
#32152jumble
#34586complicate
#36011dredge
#37220tangle
#37457unravel
#38843ravel
#42589entanglement
#53567mire
#54973thicket
#62783scuff
#63911muddle
#70199snarl
#71825espouse
#108226entangle
#278396embroil

How to use tangle in a sentence?

  1. Emeasoba George:

    Feeling of love without expressing it is like wrapping a gift and yet refusing to give it out to someone whom it is meant for. And you ought to agree with me that an unpresented gift is never appreciated, unles­s and until it is presented to someone whom it is meant for. Now, that is to say true love is meant to be expressed orally, practically and otherwise. Oh! yes, love is more than just a feeling. So, it should be showcased or shared. I mean, mere feeling of love is incomplete, until and unless it is expressed or shared by cash, kind, gift wise or otherwise. Yes! y­ou heard me right, it takes two or more to tangle or tango. Therefore, let there be proofs of your love. -Emeasoba George

  2. Theodore Roosevelt:

    The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of continuing to be a nation at all would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Unless and Until you showcase your love to someone else or others you have not yet started loving truly. For, it takes two or more to tangle or tango. That is to say, the impact of your love ought to be felt maximally by someone else or others. -Emeasoba George

  4. Ram Kishore Yadav:

    Look at that tangle of wires, i won't be surprised if another fire breaks out around here.

  5. George Mac Donald:

    He took his key. It turned in the lock to the sounds of Aeolian music. A door opened upon slow hinges, and disclosed a winding stair within. The key vanished from his fingers. Tangle went up. Mossy followed. The door closed behind them. They climbed out of the earth; and, still climbing, rose above it. They were in the rainbow. Far abroad, over ocean and land, they could see through ours transparent walls the earth beneath their get. Stairs beside stairs wound up together, and beautiful beings of all ages climbed along with them. They knew that they were going up to the country whence the shadows fall And by this time I think they must have got there.


Translations for tangle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Wirrwarr, sich verstricken, verwirrenGerman
  • πλέκωGreek
  • maraña, enmarañarSpanish
  • درهم و برهم کردنPersian
  • riidellä, vyyhti, sotku, sotkeutua, riita, tappelu, tapella, sotkea, sotkuuntuaFinnish
  • emmêler, compliquerFrench
  • intrecciareItalian
  • ចំពាក់, ធ្វើឲ្យប្រទាក់ចំពាក់គ្នា, ប្រទាក់Khmer
  • kusutMalay
  • wirwar, verstrikkenDutch
  • konflikt, plątanina, zamętPolish
  • emaranhado, emaranhar, enrolar-se, misturar, embaraçar, capturar, pegar, ser empurradoPortuguese
  • путаница, конфликт, неразбериха, клубок, ссора, запутываться, беспорядокRussian
  • trassla, konflikt, insnärjd, trassel, virrvarr, bråte, tilltrasslad, härva, tampas, röra, oreda, trasslig, gräla, snärja, bråka, bråk, grälSwedish
  • ยุ่งเหยิงThai
  • ecramyî, s' ecramyî, s' ecomeler, ecomelerWalloon

Get even more translations for tangle »

Translation

Find a translation for the tangle synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Images & Illustrations of tangle

  1. tangle
    tangle
    tangle
    tangle
    tangle

Discuss these tangle synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "tangle." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 4 Mar. 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/tangle>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for tangle?

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following words is not a synonym of the others?
    • A. cloistral
    • B. secular
    • C. secluded
    • D. reclusive

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for tangle:

    Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.