Part of speech: noun

A troublesome complication; intricate plot.

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Usage examples "imbroglio":

  1. Into this imbroglio sailed the Golden Hind with ballast of silver and cargo of gold. - "Elizabethan Sea Dogs", William Wood.
  2. His mind raced backwards into the past with the incalculable velocity of thought, and he began to comprehend his day's adventures, to conceive them as a whole, and to recognise the sad imbroglio in which his own character and fortunes had become involved. - "New-Arabian-Nights", Stevenson, Robert Louis.
  3. In his puzzled bewilderment over this imbroglio Gramont for the moment quite forgot the trickle of oil at his feet. - "The Mardi Gras Mystery", H. Bedford-Jones.