Synonyms of muddle in English:

muddle


See definition of muddle

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 (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 along/through

      ‘we're muddling along as best we can’

      SYNONYMS

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