embroilment embroilment

Definition(s):

  • (n) an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation

Usage(s):

  1. Though he has not previously had any such deep involvement in urban problems, his embroilment in Detroit has caused him to switch his priorities.
  2. It was not a pleasure cruise: for five mid-Atlantic days the old warrior wrestled with i) a heavy cold, and 2) Britain's bloody embroilment with Egyptian nationalism.
  3. He sedulously avoided embroilment in domestic Jap politics.

Quotes

  • Wright certainly wasn't one to abide by convention: the architect, Boyle says, was impulsive, flamboyant and a spendthrift, who "needed complete embroilment to create, to feel alive".
    on Mar 21, 2009 By: TC Boyle Source: Times Online

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