Muddled vs Squalid - What's the difference?

muddled | squalid |

As adjectives the difference between muddled and squalid

is that muddled is confused, disorganised, in disarray while squalid is extremely dirty and unpleasant.

As a verb muddled

is (muddle).

As a noun squalid is

(zoology) any member of the squalidae.




(en adjective)
  • Confused, disorganised, in disarray.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=June 4 , author=Phil McNulty , title=England 2 - 2 Switzerland , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The selection of James Milner ahead of Young was the product of muddled thinking and the absence of Peter Crouch - with 22 goals in 42 England appearances - from even the substitutes' bench was also a surprise.}}


  • (muddle)
  • squalid



    (en adjective)
  • Extremely dirty and unpleasant.
  • Showing a contemptible lack of moral standards.
  • A squalid attempt to buy votes.


    (en noun)
  • (zoology) Any member of the Squalidae.
  • * 2008 , David A. Ebert, James A. Sulikowski, Biology of Skates (page 126)
  • Numerous diet studies on squalids have shown that members of this family tend to feed mainly on teleosts and cephalopods