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Definition of "muddy" []

  • Full of or covered with mud. (adjective)
  • Not bright or pure: a muddy color. (adjective)
  • Not clear; cloudy, as with sediment: muddy coffee. (adjective)
  • Lacking luster; dull: a muddy complexion. (adjective)
  • Confused or vague: muddy thinking. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "muddy" in a sentence
  • "Standing along the female factory's stone washtubs with freshly-cropped hair, the women had been forced to sew large yellow C's on their jackets and stood ankle-deep in muddy water for twelve-hour shifts."
  • "Farmers in muddy overalls mix with wealthy members of the horsey set and celebrities such as movie star Robert Duvall or Fox News 'Brit Hume."
  • "We floated and swam on backs, breathing through bamboo poles in muddy water ditch, then crawled and walked through wooded area and swamps to friendly U.S. outpost camp."