1 gallimaufry, goulash, salmagundi, hash, mess, olla podrida, olio, mixture, mishmash, Brit hotchpotch, US also hodgepodge:
His book is a stew of many different opinions, none of them his own.
2 state of excitement or alarm or anxiety, dither, pother, bother, lather, sweat, Colloq tizzy, state:
She really worked herself up into a stew over the boy Paula is engaged to.
3 simmer, seethe, agonize, fret, dither, chafe, burn, smoulder, Colloq get steamed (up) (over or about), work (oneself) (up) into a sweat or lather or state (over):
Paula's father is all stewed up over her leaving school to get married.