A garbled message or report contains confused or wrong details, often because it is spoken by someone who is nervous or in a hurry. adj
The Coastguard needs to decipher garbled messages in a few minutes., ...his own garbled version of the El Greco story.
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confused, distorted, double-Dutch, incomprehensible, jumbled, mixed up, unintelligible
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