muddle - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] [usually singular] 

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/ˈmʌd(ə)l/
singularmuddle
pluralmuddles
  1. a confused situation or condition

    Her feelings for him are such a muddle.

    in a muddle:

    She died leaving her financial affairs in a muddle.

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a mistake caused by a confused situation

      Sorry – there’s been a bit of a muddle.

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