mixed up, confused, or disordered:The rejection is based on faulty underlying assumptions and muddled thinking.
muddy, clouded, or obscured; murky: After a long winter season, your pool is most likely a tub of muddled water with foliage and twigs floating about.
the simple past tense and past participle of muddle.
- un·mud·dled, adjective
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How to use muddled in a sentence
Her own muddled feelings of confusion, shame, and fear are what make the essay great and what make the essay her story.
Since certification distinctions can be a bit muddled, some take this extra step.
It all makes for a very cool bar, sure, but as a speakeasy, it feels a little muddled.
This obviously closed off some important avenues of inquiry, but I guess we muddled through.
The black, starless sky creeps over the muddled sunset that stains the waves purple before melting away.I Can’t Shake Hawaii: An Ode to Returning to Places You’ve Been Before | Debra A. Klein | October 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He used to tell me so many that they quite muddled my head and even now I can't tell the tail of one from the head of the other.Honey-Bee | Anatole France
"The story, as it has been handed on to Branderby, is pretty badly muddled," the editor went on.The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
The rations were calculated to last for another three days, but their distribution had been muddled.Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921 | Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
He was a coward at heart, and too much liquor had somewhat muddled his brain.From Farm to Fortune | Horatio Alger Jr.
It may just possibly be found, without certificate, however, in those muddled caverns where the excluded intermingle.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete | George Meredith