verb (used with object), mud·dled, mud·dling.
verb (used without object), mud·dled, mud·dling.
Origin of muddle
Synonyms for muddle
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Historical Examples of unmuddled
Neither do large deeds and very clear thinking—which, stout hearts being commoner than unmuddled brains, is lucky for us.Mushroom Town
Word Origin for muddle
1590s, "destroy the clarity of" (a transferred sense); literal sense ("to bathe in mud") is from c.1600; perhaps frequentative formation from mud, or from Dutch moddelen "to make (water) muddy," from the same Proto-Germanic source. Sense of "to make muddy" is from 1670s; that of "make confused" first recorded 1680s. Meaning "to bungle" is from 1885. Related: Muddled; muddling.
1818, from muddle (v.).