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English definition of “imbroglio”

imbroglio

noun [C] uk   /ɪmˈbrəʊ.li.əʊ/ us    /-ˈbroʊ.li.oʊ/ (plural imbroglios) formal
an unwanted, difficult, and confusing situation, full of trouble and problems: The Soviet Union became anxious to withdraw its soldiers from the Afghan imbroglio.
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