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muddled (comparative more muddled, superlative most muddled)

  1. Confused, disorganised, in disarray.
    • 1950 January, David L. Smith, “A Runaway at Beattock”, in Railway Magazine, page 53:
      Richardson took over, and Mitchell proceeded to the refreshment room in his turn, but when he came back some ten minutes later, it was evident that he had been indulging in something more potent than coffee, and he was in a very muddled state.
    • 2011 June 4, Phil McNulty, “England 2 - 2 Switzerland”, in BBC[1]:
      The selection of James Milner ahead of Young was the product of muddled thinking and the absence of Peter Crouch - with 22 goals in 42 England appearances - from even the substitutes' bench was also a surprise.

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  1. simple past and past participle of muddle