imbroglio imbroglio  /ɪmb ˈroʊl joʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
  2. (n) a very embarrassing misunderstanding

Usage(s):

  1. Democrats looking to make hay from the imbroglio will be asking whether anyone in the administration was leaning on the CIA to endorse the case for war.
  2. Watson finally admitted that he is "mortified" by the imbroglio, and apologizes "unreservedly" for the offending comments, in which he suggested black people are not as smart as whites .

News

  1. The secret court opinion the government won't let you read

    Blog: Jackson Street Beat The secret court opinion the government won't let you read Tom Jackson Jun 10, 2013 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417992" }); document.write(' '); There's lots of news coverage of the NSA spying imbroglio, and I won't try to duplicate the work of others by trying to keep up with it here. Reason Magazine's Hit and Run blog is keeping up ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Sandusky Register

  2. Neighborhood Beefs: Upper West Siders Fume Over Ramshackle Townhouse

    Recently on the Upper West Side, there has been an ongoing neighborhood imbroglio over the state of a vacant, historic townhouse owned by Diane Haslett-Rudiano, a high-ranking official with the Board of Elections. Haslett-Rudiano bought the 123-year-old townhouse at...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

  3. Neighborhood Beefs: The Daily News chronicles an...

    The Daily News chronicles an ongoing neighborhood imbroglio over the state of a vacant, historic townhouse on the Upper West Side owned by Diane Haslett-Rudiano, a high-ranking Board of Elections official. Haslett-Rudiano bought the 123-year-old townhouse at 118 W...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

Quotes

  1. "We should jointly work to find a solution to the Kashmir imbroglio and facilitate a dialogue between India and Pakistan as well as a dialogue between the Centre and various shades of opinion in the state," Mr Abdullah said in a statement here.
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Omar Abdullah Source: Central Chronicle

  2. "Kashmir is the core issue and without resolution of this imbroglio amicably, India and Pakistan can't enjoy cordial and normal relations as neighbours. UN resolutions to this effect are intact and effective unless both the parties abandon them and...
    on Feb 26, 2010 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: Oneindia

  3. "The first responsibility to a concerned nation is that of accepting responsibility for such error as has led to this unfortunate imbroglio. As your president, I deeply regret the anxiety experienced by the people of Trinidad and Tobago and the...
    on May 17, 2009 By: George Maxwell Richards Source: Caribbean Net News

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