English Class – Rare English word to learn the noun of Imbroglio

by Feb 2, 2019English Vocabulary

Suparno Bhattachayrra

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Rare English word to learn the noun Imbroglio?

Do you know the history and correct usage of the rare English word “Imbroglio”?

New English words to learn, What is Imbroglio?

Imbroglio is a noun and pronounces as “im-BROHL-yoh”.


  • an acutely painful or embarrassing misunderstanding
  • circumstance or action that offends propriety or established moral conceptions or disgraces those associated with it : scandal
  • a violently confused or bitterly complicated altercation: embroilment
  • an intricate or complicated situation (as in a drama or novel)
  • a confused mas

Imbroglio Origin:

Imbroglio and embroilment are more than just synonyms; they’re also linked through etymology.

Both descend from the Middle French verb embrouiller (which has the same meaning as embroil), from the prefix em-, meaning “thoroughly,” plus brouiller, meaning “to mix” or “to confuse.” (Brouiller is itself a descendant of an Old French word for “broth.”)

Early in the 17th century, English speakers began using embroil, a direct adaptation of embrouiller, as well as the noun embroilment.

Meanwhile, the Italians were using their own alteration of embrouiller :  imbrogliare, meaning “to entangle.”

In the mid-18th century, English speakers embraced the Italian noun imbroglio as well.




Imbroglio Examples:

  • The budget imbroglio also is creating a mounting statistics gap.
  • The imbroglio brought out the Sicilian in me.
  • Guiyang Business Association always faced imbroglio of national right and business benefit. So, lots of verbalism and
  • practice with paradox cannot avoid.
  • The British imbroglio was the first public smudge on Costner’s family – man image.
  • No desire, no imbroglio and no sorrow.
  • Justice and conspiracy dispute. Money and love imbroglio. Strong and weak game.
  • In his first imbroglio, the commander in chief found himself trapped between gay-rights activists and his own Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  • I had seen something of this imbroglio at first hand.
  • He turned his attention back to the Internet imbroglio of the night before.
  • The life imbroglio of his home, he resembles a waifs and strays same.
  • The Soviet Union became anxious to withdraw its soldiers from the Afghan imbroglio.
  • People have come out into the street from both sides to watch the imbroglio.
  • Lately there had been big problems facing him, quite apart from tonight’s imbroglio.

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Thank you.

Suparno Bhattachayrra


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