Definition of garbled:
bemused, mazed, lost, separated, disunited, disconnected, dislocated, split, mixed-up, unordered, disordered, confounded, scattered, confused, abrupt, unlogical, bewildered, unconnected, upset, broken, befuddled, at sea, disjointed, illogical, staccato, incoherent, disoriented, baffled, fragmented.
To them Adultery and the excesses spoken of in Scripture and by the Prophets, often garbled by self- styled scholars, mean the state of those souls which in this world persist in tainting themselves with earthly affections, thus compelling their divorce from Heaven.- "Seraphita", Honore de Balzac.
- "The Circular Staircase", Mary Roberts Rinehart.
It is possible that under other conditions this proceeding might have been legitimate and proper; but Mr. Johnson was on trial under grave charges, before the highest, and supposably fairest tribunal on earth, and had a right to the benefit of the testimony of his cabinet, in full, and more especially when that testimony was presented in a distorted and garbled shape by his accusers.- "History-of-the-Impeachment-of-Andrew-Johnson-President-of-the-United-States-by-the-House-of-Representatives-and-his-trial-by-the-Senate-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors-in-office-1868", Ross, Edmund G. (Edmund Gibson).