Definition of muddle :
1. A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc.
2. A state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness.
3. To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially.
4. To dabble in mud.
5. To make turbid, or muddy, as water.
6. To mix confusedly; to confuse; to make a mess of; as, to muddle matters; also, to perplex; to mystify.
7. To think and act in a confused, aimless way.
8. To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated.
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confuse (part of speech: verb)
difficulty (part of speech: noun)
derange (part of speech: verb)
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- The two elders were making various absurd inquiries, when Richard sent his chair to the floor, crying, " What a muddle you're in, Rip! - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- Or wait till Miss Vancourt arrives an' begins to muddle round with the church! - "God's Good Man", Marie Corelli.
- Pearl is not all I have in that muddle! - "Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale", Ida Glenwood.