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Noun: muddle  mú-d(u)l
  1. A confused multitude of things
    - clutter, jumble, fuddle, mare's nest, welter, smother, scramble
  2. [informal] The quality of being almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring a great effort to achieve a positive result
    "he made a muddle of his marriage";
    - difficulty, difficultness, fix [informal], hole [informal], jam [informal], mess [informal], pickle [informal], kettle of fish [informal]
Verb: muddle  mú-d(u)l
  1. Make into a puddle
    "muddled mire";
    - puddle
  2. Mix up or confuse
    "He muddled the issues";
    - addle

Derived forms: muddling, muddles, muddled

See also: difficult, hard

Type of: confuse, disorder, disorderliness, jumble, mix up, quality, rile [N. Amer], roil

Encyclopedia: Muddle