embroilment vs imbroglio what difference

what is difference between embroilment and imbroglio

English

Etymology

embroil +‎ -ment

Noun

embroilment (countable and uncountable, plural embroilments)

  1. The condition of being embroiled in something; an imbroglio or entanglement.

Translations



English

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian imbroglio (tangle, entanglement, muddle) (im-, alternative form of in- (prefix forming verbs denoting derivation) + broglio (confusion; intrigue, fraud, rigging, stuffing); see also imbrogliare (to tangle)), cognate with and probably from an earlier form of French embrouiller (to embroil, muddle) (em- (em-), a form of en- (en-, prefix meaning ‘caused’) + brouiller (to confuse, mix up)).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɹəʊljəʊ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɹoʊljoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊljəʊ
  • Hyphenation: im‧bro‧glio

Noun

imbroglio (plural imbroglios or imbrogli)

  1. A complicated situation; an entanglement.
    • 2013, Frances Whiting, chapter 19, in Walking on Trampolines, Sydney, N.S.W.: Pan Macmillan Australia, →ISBN; trade paperback edition, New York, N.Y.: Gallery Books, February 2015, →ISBN page 207:
      I could have phoned you with all this, Tallulah, but knowing you as I have over the years, when you and I have both been a party to some of Duncan’s little imbroglios, I thought I should talk to you in person.

Synonyms

  • snarl (noun)

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Translations


French

Etymology

From Italian imbroglio (tangle), from imbrogliare (to tangle), cognate with and probably from an earlier form of French embrouiller (muddle, embroil), from em- (en-) + brouiller. Doublet of embrouille.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.bʁɔ.ljo/

Noun

imbroglio m (plural imbroglios)

  1. a complicated situation; an entanglement

Further reading

  • “imbroglio” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Etymology

From imbrogliare (to tangle), cognate with and probably from an earlier form of French embrouiller (muddle, embroil), from em- (en-) + brouiller.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /imˈbrɔʎ.ʎo/
  • Hyphenation: im‧bro‧glio

Noun

imbroglio m (plural imbrogli)

  1. tangle, entanglement, muddle, scrape
    Synonyms: impiccio, intrico, pasticcio
  2. cheat, swindle, trick, diddle, fraud
    Synonyms: frode, inganno, truffa

Related terms

Verb

imbroglio

  1. first-person singular present indicative of imbrogliare

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