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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Muddle \Mud"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Muddled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Muddling.] [From Mud.]
1. To make turbid, or muddy, as water. [Obs.]
He did ill to muddle the water. --L'Estrange.
2. To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to
Epicurus seems to have had brains so muddled and
confounded, that he scarce ever kept in the right
Often drunk, always muddled. --Arbuthnot.
3. To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or
They muddle it [money] away without method or
object, and without having anything to show for it.
4. To mix confusedly; to confuse; to make a mess of; as, to
muddle matters; also, to perplex; to mystify. --F. W.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: confused and vague; used especially of thinking;
"muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly
thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas" [syn: addled,
befuddled, muddled, muzzy, woolly, wooly,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
111 Moby Thesaurus words for "muddled":
addlebrained, addled, addleheaded, addlepated, anarchic,
arsy-varsy, ass-backwards, at a loss, baffled, balled up,
bamboozled, beat, beclouded, beery, befuddled, bemused, besotted,
blear-witted, blind drunk, bollixed up, boozy, buffaloed, canned,
chaotic, cloudy, confounded, confused, crapulent, crapulous, dazed,
disconnected, discontinuous, disguised, disjointed, disordered,
dizzy, drenched, drunk, drunken, far-gone, floored, flustered,
fogged, foggy, fou, fouled up, fuddlebrained, fuddled, full,
galley-west, gay, giddy, glorious, happy, hazy, helter-skelter,
higgledy-piggledy, hugger-mugger, in a dilemma, in a fog,
in a mess, in a muddle, in liquor, in suspense, inchoate,
inebriate, inebriated, inebrious, intoxicated, jolly, jumbled,
licked, maudlin, mellow, merry, misted, misty, mixed up, mucked up,
muddleheaded, muddybrained, muzzy, mystified, nappy, nonplussed,
on tenterhooks, perplexed, pixilated, plastered, puzzled,
puzzleheaded, reeling, scattered, scramblebrained, screwed up,
shikker, skimble-skamble, snafu, sodden, sotted, stuck, stumped,
thrown, tiddly, tight, tipsy, topsy-turvy, unconnected,
under the influence, unorganized, upside-down
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