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imbroglio

noun

1 imbroglio

An intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation.

synonym: embroilment.

Roget 59: disorder; derangement etc. 61; irregularity; anomaly etc. (unconformity) 83; anarchy, anarchism; want of method; untidiness ... show more

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Roget 713: disagreement etc. 24; discord, disaccord, dissidence, dissonance; jar, clash, shock; jarring, jostling etc. v.; ... show more

Dutch: ingewikkeld



2 imbroglio

A very embarrassing misunderstanding.


Moby thesaurus: altercation, argument, bicker, bickering, bind, blood feud, brawl, broil, clutch, complication, contention, controversy, crunch, dispute, donnybrook, donnybrook fair, embarrassing position, embarrassment, embroilment, falling-out ... show more.

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