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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.
He expressed the hope that expected rendezvous of two powering politicians on the margin of cricket match will help break the ice on the outstanding imbroglios.