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IMBROGLIO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does imbroglio mean? 

IMBROGLIO (noun)
  The noun IMBROGLIO has 2 senses:

1. an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
2. a very embarrassing misunderstanding

  Familiarity information: IMBROGLIO used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


IMBROGLIO (noun)


Sense 1imbroglio [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

embroilment; imbroglio

Hypernyms ("imbroglio" is a kind of...):

situation (a complex or critical or unusual difficulty)


Sense 2imbroglio [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A very embarrassing misunderstanding

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("imbroglio" is a kind of...):

misinterpretation; mistaking; misunderstanding (putting the wrong interpretation on)


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