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Meaning of IMBROGLIO

Pronunciation:  im'browlyow

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

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

         Wrestling to free itself from the baleful imbroglio.

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