Synonyms of muddle in English:

muddle


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verb

1‘the papers seem to have got muddled up’

SYNONYMS
confuse, mix up, jumble, jumble up, disarrange, disorganize, disorder, disturb, throw into disorder, get into a tangle, scramble, mess up
ANTONYMS

be in order, be in good order

2‘I won't explain—it'll only muddle you’

SYNONYMS
bewilder, confuse, bemuse, perplex, puzzle, baffle, nonplus, mystify, confound, disorientate, disorient, befuddle, daze, addle
ANTONYMS

enlighten


noun

1‘the files are in a bit of a muddle’

SYNONYMS
mess, confusion, jumble, tangle, clutter, hotchpotch, mishmash, mare's nest, chaos, disorder, disarray, welter, disorganization

2‘a bureaucratic muddle’

SYNONYMS
bungle, mix-up, misunderstanding, mistake
informal hash, foul-up, screw-up
British informal car crash
North American informal snafu
vulgar slang fuck-up
British vulgar slang balls-up

Phrases

    muddle through

    ‘while the children were young, we managed to muddle through’


    SYNONYMS
    cope, manage, get along, get by, scrape along, scrape by, make do, make the best of a bad job