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Definition of "imbroglio" [im•brogl•io]

  • A difficult or intricate situation; an entanglement. (noun)
  • A confused or complicated disagreement. (noun)
  • A confused heap; a tangle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "imbroglio" in a sentence
  • ""This free-speech imbroglio is another example of Park Service leadership with its head in the sand, waiting to get sued rather than affirmatively addressing issues before they end up in court," Ruch said."
  • ""This free speech imbroglio is another example of Park Service leadership with its head in the sand, waiting to get sued rather than affirmatively addressing issues before they end up in court," Ruch said."
  • "What's been a little surprising about this Caprio imbroglio is that it took some days for the climax to arrive."