Embroilment

  • 1 Embroilment — Em*broil ment, n. [Cf. F. embrouillement.] The act of embroiling, or the condition of being embroiled; entanglement in a broil. Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 embroilment — I noun affray, agitation, brawl, breach, broil, chaos, clash, combat, commotion, complication, conflict, confusion, contention, contest, derangement, difference of opinion, disarrangement, disorder, disquiet, dissension, dissentience, disturbance …

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  • 3 embroilment — embroil ► VERB ▪ involve deeply in a conflict or difficult situation. DERIVATIVES embroilment noun. ORIGIN French embrouiller to muddle …

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  • 4 embroilment — noun see embroil …

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  • 5 embroilment — See embroil. * * * …

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  • 6 embroilment — noun The condition of being embroiled in something; an imbroglio or entanglement …

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  • 7 embroilment — Synonyms and related words: action, ado, aerial combat, affray, agitation, altercation, argument, armored combat, battle, battle royal, bicker, bickering, blood feud, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, bother, brawl, broil, brouhaha, brush,… …

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  • 8 embroilment — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being entangled or implicated: embranglement, enmeshment, ensnarement, entanglement, involvement. See FREE, PARTICIPATE …

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  • 9 embroilment — em broil·ment || mÉ™nt n. perplexity, confusion; conflict, strife …

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  • 10 embroilment — n 1. discord, strife, quarrel, difference of opinion, dissension; contention, disturbance, squabble, squall, commotion, imbroglio, uproar; rumpus, fracas, scrimmage, donnybrook, tumult. 2. confusion, perplexity, distraction, disorder,… …

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  • 11 embroilment — em·broil·ment …

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  • 12 embroilment — noun an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation • Syn: ↑imbroglio • Derivationally related forms: ↑embroil • Hypernyms: ↑situation …

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  • 13 contest — con·test 1 /kən test/ vt: to dispute or challenge through legal procedures contest a will con·test 2 / kän ˌtest/ n: a challenge brought through formal or legal procedures boundary controversies or other contest s between states Felix… …

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  • 14 affray — af·fray /ə frā/ n [Middle French affrai effrai fright, disturbance, from affraier effreer to terrify]: a fight between two or more people in a public place that disturbs the peace Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 15 confusion — con·fu·sion n 1 in the civil law of Louisiana: a uniting of two interests or rights in property into one compare merger 1 2 in the civil law of Louisiana: the termination of an obligation by a person acquiring the right from which the obligation… …

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  • 16 engagement — I (appointment) noun adventure, application, assignation, assurance, commitment, competition, contract, covenant, duty, encounter, enlistment, enterprise, interaction, interaffiliation, interplay, interview, involvement, meeting, obligation,… …

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  • 17 disturbance — dis·tur·bance n: an interruption of peace or order; specif: an interruption of the quiet enjoyment of one s property Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. disturbance …

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  • 18 brawl — I noun altercation, brangle, breach of the peace, broil, commotion, deafening row, din, dispute, disturbance, embranglement, embroilment, feud, fight, fisticuffs, fracas, fray, hubbub, imbroglio, jangle, jurgium, mèlée, noisiness, outbreak,… …

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  • 19 chaos — I noun agitation, anarchy, bedlam, commotion, confusion, convulsion, disarray, discomposure, discord, disorder, disorderliness, disunion, embroilment, entanglement, ferment, flurry, fracas, furor, havoc, imbroglio, incoherence, irregularity,… …

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  • 20 commotion — I noun affray, agitatio, agitation, altercation, brawl, clamor, clash, conflict, confusion, convulsion, disorder, disorderliness, disorganization, disquiet, disquietude, disturbance, ebullition, embroilment, encounter, entanglement, eruption,… …

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