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Jumble vs. Muddle

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  • Jumble (verb)

    To mix or confuse.

  • Jumble (verb)

    To meet or unite in a confused way.

    "I tried to study, but in my half-awake state, all of the concepts seemed to jumble together."

  • Jumble (noun)

    A mixture of unrelated things.

  • Jumble (noun)

    Items for a rummage sale.

  • Jumble (noun)

    A rummage sale.

  • Jumble (noun)

    A small, thin, sugared cake, usually ring-shaped.

  • Muddle (verb)

    To mix together, to mix up; to confuse.

    "Young children tend to muddle their words."

  • Muddle (verb)

    To mash slightly for use in a cocktail.

    "He muddled the mint sprigs in the bottom of the glass."

  • Muddle (verb)

    To dabble in mud.

  • Muddle (verb)

    To make turbid or muddy.

  • Muddle (verb)

    To think and act in a confused, aimless way.

  • Muddle (verb)

    To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially.

  • Muddle (verb)

    To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated.

  • Muddle (noun)

    A mixture; a confusion; a garble.

    "The muddle of nervous speech he uttered did not have much meaning."

  • Muddle (noun)

    A mixture of crushed ingredients, as prepared with a muddler.

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  • Jumble

    To mix in a confused mass; to put or throw together without order; - often followed by together or up.

  • Jumble (verb)

    To meet or unite in a confused way; to mix confusedly.

  • Jumble (noun)

    A confused mixture; a mass or collection without order; as, a jumble of words.

  • Jumble (noun)

    A small, thin, sugared cake, usually ring-shaped.

  • Muddle

    To make turbid, or muddy, as water.

  • Muddle

    To cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially.

  • Muddle

    To waste or misuse, as one does who is stupid or intoxicated.

  • Muddle

    To mix confusedly; to confuse; to make a mess of; as, to muddle matters; also, to perplex; to mystify.

  • Muddle (verb)

    To dabble in mud.

  • Muddle (verb)

    To think and act in a confused, aimless way.

  • Muddle (noun)

    A state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual cloudiness or dullness.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Jumble (noun)

    a confused multitude of things

  • Jumble (noun)

    small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie

  • Jumble (noun)

    a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas

  • Jumble (verb)

    be all mixed up or jumbled together;

    "His words jumbled"

  • Jumble (verb)

    assemble without order or sense;

    "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"

  • Jumble (verb)

    bring into random order

  • Muddle (noun)

    a confused multitude of things

  • Muddle (noun)

    informal terms for a difficult situation;

    "he got into a terrible fix"

    "he made a muddle of his marriage"

  • Muddle (verb)

    make into a puddle;

    "puddled mire"

  • Muddle (verb)

    mix up or confuse;

    "He muddled the issues"

Princeton's WordNet

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