Noun Imbroglio Definition and Examples







An extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.
  1. 'There was no epic quality in their foreign policy imbroglios.'
  2. 'But, in the space of 48 hours, what sounded on Sunday like an imminent threat to financial targets in New York, New Jersey and Washington has metamorphosed into an imbroglio of disarray and confusion, with a dash of farce thrown in.'
  3. 'The outcome of the seat-sharing imbroglio was like an anti-climax in a Bollywood flop.'
  4. 'The party's subsequent imbroglios and constant leadership struggles have not convinced them otherwise.'
  5. 'But certainly the problem, or the quarrel, or the imbroglio so far has been over the fate of these foreigners.'
  6. 'But I keep returning to the last thing he says about imbroglios of tradition, technology and target marketing.'
  7. 'After the imbroglio over land for beggars rehabilitation and criticism over his visits to the slum areas where he made promises difficult to fulfil, he has been maintaining a low profile.'
  8. 'The imbroglio was motivated by the pan-green camp's embarrassing defeat in the showdown, as the pan-blue alliance used its numerical advantage to change the order of nine bills on the agenda.'
  9. 'The present imbroglio between the exhibitors and artistes, producers and directors should be sorted out amicably within the legal frame.'
  10. 'That's my prediction for the whole imbroglio waiting to unfold.'
((n.) An intricate, complicated plot, as of a drama or work of fiction.|--|(n.) A complicated and embarrassing state of things; a serious misunderstanding.|--|)

noun, plural imbroglios.

1. a misunderstanding, disagreement, etc., of a complicated or bitter nature, as between persons or nations.

2. an intricate and perplexing state of affairs; a complicated or difficult situation.

3. a confused heap.


"imbroglios can be on systems."
"imbroglios can be from hours."
"imbroglios can be between resorts."
"imbroglios can be between people."
"imbroglios can be between horticultures."
"imbroglios can put governments in spots."
"imbroglios can open in rights."
"imbroglios can put in spots."
"imbroglios can lead to costs."
"imbroglios can lead for taxpayers."

Mid 18th century: Italian, from imbrogliare ‘confuse’; related to embroil.

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