Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun muddle

2 senses of muddle

Sense 1
clutter, jumble, muddle, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother -- (a confused multitude of things)
       => disorderliness, disorder -- (a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder")

Sense 2
fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish -- (informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage")
       => difficulty -- (a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb muddle

2 senses of muddle

Sense 1
muddle, puddle -- (make into a puddle; "puddled mire")
       => roil, rile -- (make turbid by stirring up the sediments of)

Sense 2
addle, muddle, puddle -- (mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues")
       => jumble, confuse, mix up -- (assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence")

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