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Another word for muddle

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Verb
  1. To put out of proper order

    See also:

    order

  2. To put into total disorder

    See also:

    order

  3. To cause to be unclear in mind or intent

  4. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess

  5. To proceed or perform in an unsteady, faltering manner

      1. To miss one's step in walking or running; trip and almost fall.
      2. To proceed unsteadily or falteringly; flounder.
      3. To act or speak falteringly or clumsily:
      1. To move or stand unsteadily, as if under a great weight; totter.
      2. To cause to totter, sway, or reel:
      3. To astonish, shock, or overwhelm:
      1. To move with short sliding steps, without or barely lifting the feet:
      2. To dance casually with sliding and tapping steps.
      3. To shift from position to position or move from place to place:
      1. To walk lamely, especially with irregularity, as if favoring one leg.
      2. To move or proceed haltingly or unsteadily:
      3. An irregular, jerky, or awkward gait.
      1. To touch or handle nervously or idly:
      2. To grope awkwardly to find or to accomplish something:
      3. To proceed awkwardly and uncertainly; blunder:
      1. A soft rich candy made of sugar, milk, butter, and flavoring.
      2. Nonsense; humbug.
      3. To fake or falsify:
      1. To move clumsily or with little progress, as through water or mud.
      2. To act or function in a confused or directionless manner; struggle:
      3. The act of floundering.
      1. To carry out badly or ruin through ineptitude; botch.
      2. To work or act ineptly or inefficiently.
      3. A clumsy or inept performance; a botch:
      1. To speak in a faltering manner.
      2. To move, act, or proceed clumsily.
      3. To make a buzzing sound.
      1. A mistake typically caused by ignorance or carelessness.
      2. To make a mistake.
      3. To move clumsily or haltingly.
    See also:

    thrive

Noun
  1. A lack of order or regular arrangement

    See also:

    order

  2. A ruinous state of disorder

  3. A stunned or bewildered condition

    See also:

    awareness

Idioms:

    muddle through

  1. To progress or perform adequately, especially in difficult circumstances

Another word for muddle

Noun
  1. Confusion

      1. To mix in a confused way; throw together carelessly:
      2. To muddle; confuse:
      3. To be mixed in a confused way:
      1. A cluttered, untidy, usually dirty place or condition:
      2. Something that is disorderly or dirty, as a accumulation or heap:
      3. A confused, troubling, or embarrassing condition or situation:
      1. The act of confusing or the state of being confused:
      2. An instance of being confused:
      3. Impaired orientation with respect to time, place, or person; a disturbed mental state.
    See also:

    confusion

  2. Difficulty

Verb
  1. To confuse; said of affairs

    See also:

    confuse

  2. To confuse; said usually of people

      1. A strip of frilled or closely pleated fabric used for trimming or decoration.
      2. A ruff on a bird.
      3. An irregularity or a slight disturbance of a surface:
      1. To disturb or confuse; make uneasy or anxious:
      2. To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
      3. To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
      1. To break up or destroy the tranquility, order, or settled state of:
      2. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
      3. To interfere with; interrupt:
    See also:

    confuse