Meaning of imbroglio

im•bro•glio

Pronunciation: (im-brōl'yō), [key]
— pl. -glios.
  1. a misunderstanding, disagreement, etc., of a complicated or bitter nature, as between persons or nations.
  2. an intricate and perplexing state of affairs; a complicated or difficult situation.
  3. a confused heap.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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