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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 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

If men understood domestic economy half as well as women do, then their political economy and their entire consequent statecraft would not be the futil muddle which it is.
James Stephens

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

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