V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: unclear, confusing, or misleading

Synonyms: confusing, misleading, unclear, disconnected, illogical, incoherent, muddled, scrambled, mangled

Antonyms: clear, understandable, comprehensible, coherent

Tips: The verb garble can refer to misrepresenting or confusing something. For a memory trick, note how garble sounds like gargle and marble combined. Now imagine someone gargling marbles trying to talk while doing it--the person's words would be garbled. Garbled can also be used to describe things that are confusing because they lack continuity or logic.

Usage Examples:

The email message he left me was so garbled that I couldn't understand what he wanted me to do. (confusing, muddled)

My professor said that my paper had no clear point, and if there was one, it was too garbled to understand. (disconnected, muddled, incoherent)

He was talking and chewing his food at the same time, so his words were garbled. (disconnected, muddled, incoherent)

Our company's marketing campaign seems very garbled and lacks continuity; we should come up with a new, more cohesive and coherent campaign. (unclear, disconnected)

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