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Meaning of IMBROGLIO

Pronunciation:  im'browlyow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a very embarrassing misunderstanding
  2. [n]  an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
 

IMBROGLIO is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: embroilment
 
 See Also: misinterpretation, mistaking, misunderstanding, situation, state of affairs

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Im*brogl"io\, n.; pl. {Imbroglios}. [Written also
{embroglio}.] [It. See 1st {Broil}, and cf. {Embroil}.]
1. An intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of
   fiction.

2. A complicated and embarrassing state of things; a serious
   misunderstanding.

         Wrestling to free itself from the baleful imbroglio.
                                               --Carlyle.

 
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