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im·bro·glio

 (ĭm-brōl′yō)
n. pl. im·bro·glios
1.
a. A difficult or intricate situation; an entanglement.
b. A confused or complicated disagreement.
2. Archaic A confused heap; a tangle.

[Italian, from Old Italian, from imbrogliare, to tangle, confuse : in-, in (from Latin; see in-2) + brogliare, to mix, stir (probably from Old French brooiller, brouiller; see broil2).]

imbroglio

(ɪmˈbrəʊlɪˌəʊ)
n, pl -glios
1. a confused or perplexing political or interpersonal situation
2. obsolete a confused heap; jumble
[C18: from Italian, from imbrogliare to confuse, embroil]

im•bro•glio

(ɪmˈbroʊl yoʊ)

also embroglio



n., pl. -glios.
1. a misunderstanding or disagreement of a complicated nature.
2. an intricate and perplexing state of affairs.
3. a confused heap.
[1740–50; < Italian, derivative of imbrogliare to embroil]

Imbroglio

 a confused heap of things, 1750.
Examples: imbroglio of torn boughs, 1850.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.imbroglio - an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
2.imbroglio - a very embarrassing misunderstanding
misinterpretation, mistaking, misunderstanding - putting the wrong interpretation on; "his misinterpretation of the question caused his error"; "there was no mistaking her meaning"

imbroglio

noun complication, involvement, complexity, embarrassment, misunderstanding, quandary, entanglement What investor would willingly become involved in this imbroglio?
Translations

imbroglio

[ɪmˈbrəʊlɪəʊ] Nembrollo m, enredo m

imbroglio

n (liter)verwickelte Lage, Verwirrung f
References in classic literature ?
Hence, as the intelligent reader can foresee, this groom has a part to play in the imbroglio.
And then there's a general imbroglio, everyone standing up and the kid hollering and the dog barking.
Thanks"--which Southwest aces, and you have your imbroglios, your brouhahas, your Major Chances To Speak To All Your Customers, not to mention your Golden Opportunities.