verb (used with object)
Origin of embroil
Examples from the Web for embroilment
"I scarcely see how to take this," he said, being clever enough to suppose that a dash of candour might sweeten the embroilment.Springhaven|R. D. Blackmore
Time during such an embroilment was hard to measure, and Shann could not be sure.Storm Over Warlock|Andre Norton
The Pope sent his plenipotentiary with troops; but this only increased the embroilment.Wanderings in Corsica, Vol. 1 of 2|Ferdinand Gregorovius
Does like join itself to like; does the spirit of method stir in that confusion, so that its embroilment becomes order?
Different from both would be the value of a peace by neglect of such useless national discriminations as now make for embroilment.
British Dictionary definitions for embroilment
Word Origin for embroil
Word Origin and History for embroilment
c.1600, "throw into disorder," from French embrouillier (cognate of Italian imbrogliare), from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + brouiller "confuse," from Old French brooillier (see broil (v.2)). Sense of "involve in a quarrel" is first attested c.1610. Related: Embroiled; embroiling.