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Definition of Muddle

Muddle

  1. To make turbid, or muddy, as water.
  2. To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially.
  3. To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated.
  4. To mix confusedly; to confuse; to make a mess of; as, to muddle matters; also, to perplex; to mystify.
  5. To dabble in mud.
  6. To think and act in a confused, aimless way.
  7. A state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness.

Muddle Quotations

I think we're still in a muddle with our language, because once you get words and a spoken language it gets harder to communicate.
Jane Goodall

I have never described the time I was in Doctor Who as anything except a kind of ecstatic success, but all the rest has been rather a muddle and a disappointment. Compared to Doctor Who, it has been an outrageous failure really - it's so boring.
Tom Baker

Never explain what you do. It speaks for itself. You only muddle it by talking about it.
Shel Silverstein

I'm at my best in a messy, middle-of-the-road muddle.
Harold Wilson

When confronting most crises, whether historic or contemporary, aid agencies generally muddle along on a case-by-case basis. They weigh insufficient information, extrapolate somewhat blindly about long-term pros and cons, and reluctantly arrive at decisions meant to do the most good and the least harm.
Samantha Power
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Muddle Translations

muddle in French is embrouillage
muddle in German is vermasseln, verwirren
muddle in Spanish is enredo
muddle in Swedish is oreda

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