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mud·dle

 (mŭd′l)
v. mud·dled, mud·dling, mud·dles
v.tr.
1.
a. To mix together, especially confusedly: The various flavors are muddled in this recipe.
b. To mix (a drink or the ingredients of a drink), especially with a muddler.
2.
a. To put into a state of confusion; confuse: Emotional rhetoric will only muddle the debate on the issue.
b. To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example). See Synonyms at befuddle.
3. To mismanage or bungle: muddle a task.
4. To make turbid or muddy.
v.intr.
To think, act, or proceed in a confused or aimless manner: muddled along through my high-school years.
n.
1. A disordered condition; a mess or jumble.
2. A state of mental confusion.
3. See muddler.
Phrasal Verb:
muddle through
To push on to a favorable outcome in a disorganized way.

[Possibly from obsolete Dutch moddelen, to make water muddy, from Middle Dutch, frequentative of *modden, to make muddy, from modde, mud.]
addled, muddled - Addled refers to mental confusion; muddled is anything confused or in a mess.
See also related terms for mess.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.muddled - confused and vaguemuddled - confused and vague; used especially of thinking; "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas"
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"

muddled

adjective
1. incoherent, confused, loose, vague, unclear, woolly, muddleheaded the muddled thinking of the Government's transport policy
incoherent clear, exact, precise
2. bewildered, confused, at sea, dazed, perplexed, disoriented, stupefied, befuddled I'm afraid I'm a little muddled. I don't know where to begin.
3. jumbled, confused, disordered, scrambled, tangled, chaotic, messy, mixed-up, disorganized, higgledy-piggledy (informal), disarrayed a muddled pile of historical manuscripts
jumbled organized, orderly, cut-and-dried (informal)
Translations
مُرْتَبِك، مُشَوَّش التَّفْكير
popletenýzmatený
ruglaîur

muddled

[ˈmʌdld] ADJ [account, explanation] → confuso, lioso; [ideas, article, thinking] → confuso, poco claro; [person] → confundido, liado
I'm afraid I'm a little muddledme temo que estoy un poco confundido, me temo que estoy un poco liado

muddled

[ˈmʌdəld] adj (= confused) [person] → perdu(e); [ideas, approach] → confus(e)muddle-headed [ˌmʌdəlˈhɛdɪd] adj [person] → brouillon; [plan, ideas] → confus

muddled

adjkonfus; person alsodurcheinander pred; thoughts, ideas alsoverworren, wirr; to get muddled (up) (things) → durcheinandergeraten; (person) → konfus werden; to be muddled about somethingverwirrt über etw (acc)sein; set out in a muddled wayziemlich konfus angelegt; he has a rather muddled way of doing thingser macht alles ziemlich kompliziert; in a muddled way it does make sensees ist zwar verworren, ergibt aber doch einen Sinn

muddle

(ˈmadl) verb
to confuse or mix up. Don't talk while I'm counting, or you'll muddle me.
noun
a state of confusion. These papers keep getting in a muddle.
ˈmuddled adjective
muddled thinking.
ˈmuddle-headed adjective
incapable of clear thinking. Men think that all women are muddle-headed.
muddle along/through
to progress in spite of one's unsatisfactory methods and foolish mistakes.
muddle up
to confuse (eg two different things). I'm always muddling the twins up; I've muddled up these book orders.
References in classic literature ?
Montgomery followed with stumbling footsteps, his hands in his pockets, his face downcast; he was in a state of muddled sullenness with me on account of the brandy.
Montgomery raised himself slowly and stared in a muddled way at the shattered Beast Man beside him.
No one has ever told what you are--muddled, criminally muddled.
His practised eye perceived her gradually emerge from a muddled mist of sentiment until her brain burned in drunken heat.
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who muddled up her letters and couldn't read, but she was good at painting and making things and make-believe.
Strawberry Virgin Mojito What: Fresh mint, thinly chopped lime, muddled with strawberry syrup, strawberry puree, dashes of Angostura bitters, ginger beer, crushed ice.
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Speaking of getting words muddled up, here's Dwight Yorke recalling the good old days: "You have beautiful girls all around.
The Bailer: "Young, bold, and adventurous," this cocktail combines cherry and orange muddled with Fireball cinnamon whisky and ginger ale.
Yes, it does send a muddled message to our youngsters.
1 : to be or cause to be confused or bewildered He was muddled by too much advice.
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