noun, plural im·bro·glios.
Origin of imbroglio
Examples from the Web for imbroglio
Yet the current imbroglio in which Obama finds himself is self-inflicted.
No wonder the summit was eclipsed by the B-movie imbroglio over Secret Service agents moonlighting as sex tourists.Cartagena Summit’s Other Outrage: Obama’s Indifference to Latin Issues|Mac Margolis|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, on the other hand, found the Sestak imbroglio to be less, er, pungent.
The imbroglio of the Ladies of the Bedchamber had been settled in 1840.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England, Vol. I (of 4).--1841-1857|Charles L. Graves
The whole Toltec imbroglio is the result of a confusion between the histories of two peoples.The American Egypt|Channing Arnold
It is your own course of action, remember, which has led to the present—the present—well, let us say imbroglio.Erema|R. D. Blackmore
I am uneasy, fearing we may commit some spread-eagleism towards France during this present Mexican imbroglio.Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862|Adam Gurowski
How, then, the reader may ask, is an issue to be found out of the present imbroglio?Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for imbroglio
noun plural -glios
Word Origin for imbroglio
Word Origin and History for imbroglio
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).