embroilment embroilment


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


  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.


  • 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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