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Definition of "murky" []

  • Dark, dim, or gloomy: a murky dungeon. See Synonyms at dark. (adjective)
  • Heavy and thick with smoke, mist, or fog; hazy. (adjective)
  • Darkened or clouded with sediment: murky waters. (adjective)
  • Lacking clarity or distinctness; cloudy or obscure. (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 "murky" in a sentence
  • "Obama, like Ayers, has a fondness for the word murky and its aquatic usages."
  • "Lately, he has added the word murky, presumably not a favorite word."
  • "IMO, the "murky" is bc they are desparately hoping that someone, like Spataro or like the Canadian inquiry commission or the German investigators, find something that WOULD count as "murky" to justify kidnap and torture."