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[im-brohl-yoh] /ɪmˈbroʊl yoʊ/

noun, plural imbroglios.
a misunderstanding, disagreement, etc., of a complicated or bitter nature, as between persons or nations.
an intricate and perplexing state of affairs; a complicated or difficult situation.
a confused heap.
noun (pl) -glios
a confused or perplexing political or interpersonal situation
(obsolete) a confused heap; jumble

1750, from Italian imbroglio, from imbrogliare “confuse, tangle,” from assimilated form of in- “into, in, on, upon” (see in- (2)) + brogliare “embroil,” probably from Middle French brouiller “confuse” (see broil (2); also cf. embroil).


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