entanglement
I (contusion) noun agitation, chaos, commotion, complexity, complication confusedness, derangement, disarrangement, disarry, disorder, disorganization, embroilment, enmeshment, ferment, imbroglio, intricacy, irregularity, jumble, maze, mix-up, snag, snarl, tumult II (involvement) noun dilemma, entrapment, fix, implicatio, implication, incrimination, inculpation, predicament, scrape, strait III index commotion, complication, confusion (turmoil), embroilment, imbroglio, implication (incriminating involvement), involution, pandemonium, predicament, quagmire, snarl

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  • Entanglement — may refer to: * Quantum entanglement * Wire entanglement * By catch, the unintended capture of animals in fishing nets * Entanglement , a level in Half Life 2 * Flavors of Entanglement, an album by Alanis Morissette. * Positive Quantem Energy… …   Wikipedia

  • Entanglement — En*tan gle*ment, n. 1. State of being entangled; intricate and confused involution; that which entangles; intricacy; perplexity. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.) An extensive low obstacle formed of stakes, stumps, or the like, connected by wires, ropes,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • entanglement — 1640s, from ENTANGLE (Cf. entangle) + MENT (Cf. ment). Foreign entanglements does not appear as such in Washington s Farewell Address, though he nonetheless warns against them. The phrase is found in William Coxe s 1798 memoirs of Sir Robert… …   Etymology dictionary

  • entanglement — [n] complication, predicament affair, association, cobweb, complexity, confusion, difficulty, embarrassment, embroilment, enmeshment, ensnarement, entrapment, imbroglio, intricacy, intrigue, involvement, jumble, knot, liaison, mesh, mess, mix up …   New thesaurus

  • entanglement — [[t]ɪntæ̱ŋg(ə)lmənt[/t]] entanglements 1) N COUNT An entanglement is a complicated or difficult relationship or situation. ...romantic entanglements. ...a military and political entanglement the Government probably doesn t want. 2) N VAR If… …   English dictionary

  • entanglement — n. entanglement in, with * * * [ɪn tæŋg(ə)lmənt] with entanglement in …   Combinatory dictionary

  • entanglement — noun Date: 1535 1. a. the action of entangling ; the state of being entangled b. something that entangles, confuses, or ensnares < a project delayed by legal entanglements > 2. the condition of being deeply involved < their entanglement in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • entanglement — Synonyms and related words: abatis, absorption, adulterous affair, adultery, advanced work, affair, amour, association, balistraria, bamboozlement, bank, banquette, barbed wire entanglement, barbican, barricade, barrier, bartizan, bastion,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • entanglement —    an embarrassing or clandestine association    Literally, an ensnaring or enmeshing. It may refer to extramarital sexual relationships and other ill advised adventures:     Mr Hurd sought to extricate Lady Thatcher and other ministers from… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • entanglement — noun 1) their entanglement in the war Syn: involvement, embroilment 2) romantic entanglements Syn: affair, relationship, love affair, romance, amour, fling, dalliance, liaison, involvement …   Thesaurus of popular words

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