murky

  • 1 Murky — Murk y, a. [Compar. {Murkier}; superl. {Murkiest}.] [OE. mirke, merke, AS. myrce, mirce; akin to Icel. myrkr, Dan. & Sw. m[ o]rk.] 1. Dark; gloomy. The murkiest den. Shak. [1913 Webster] A murky deep lowering o er our heads. Addison. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 murky — [mʉr′kē] adj. murkier, murkiest [ME mirky] 1. dark or gloomy 2. heavy and obscure with smoke, mist, etc. [the murky air] SYN. DARK murkily adv. murkiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Murky — Murky, Tonstück für das Clavier, von munterm Charakter, dessen Baß aus Einem Ton besteht, welcher abwechselnd mit seiner Octave angeschlagen wird; Nachahmung des Dudelsacks …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 4 Murky — Murky, Ton stück für das Klavier, munteren Charakters, dessen Baß aus gebrochenen Octaven besteht …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 5 murky — index obscure (faint), privy, unclear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 murky — mid 14c., from MURK (Cf. murk) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Rare before 17c. Related: Murkily; murkiness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 murky — obscure, gloomy, *dark, dim, dusky Analogous words: *turbid, muddy, roily: lowering, glowering, glooming or gloomy (see corresponding verbs at FROWN): lurid, grim, *ghastly Contrasted words: *bright, brilliant, radiant, effulgent: illuminated,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 murky — [adj] gloomy, obscure black, caliginous, cheerless, cloudy, dark, darkened, dim, dingy, dirty, dismal, drab, dreary, dull, dun*, dusk, dusky, filthy, foggy, foul, fuzzy, glowering, gray, grubby*, impenetrable, lowering, misty, mucky, muddy, nasty …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 murky — ► ADJECTIVE (murkier, murkiest) 1) dark and gloomy. 2) (of water) dirty or cloudy. 3) deliberately obscure so as to conceal dishonesty or immorality. DERIVATIVES murkily adverb murkiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 murky — [[t]mɜ͟ː(r)ki[/t]] murkier, murkiest 1) ADJ GRADED A murky place or time of day is dark and rather unpleasant because there is not enough light. The large lamplit room was murky with woodsmoke... It happened at Stamford Bridge one murky November… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 murky — murk|y [ˈmə:ki US ˈmə:r ] adj 1.) dark and difficult to see through ▪ murky water 2.) complicated and difficult to understand = ↑obscure ▪ The laws on intellectual property are murky. ▪ the murky waters (=complicated subject) of sexuality and… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 murky — adjective 1 dark and difficult to see through: the murky grey light of dawn | He plunged into the murky waters of Honolulu harbour. 2 involving dishonest or illegal activities that are kept hidden or secret: It s a murky business. | a murky past …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 murky — UK [ˈmɜː(r)kɪ] / US [ˈmɜrkɪ] adjective Word forms murky : adjective murky comparative murkier superlative murkiest 1) dark and difficult to see through, especially because of bad light, thick cloud, or dirt in the air or water I couldn t make out …

    English dictionary

  • 14 murky — adjective 1) a murky winter afternoon Syn: dark, gloomy, gray, leaden, dull, dim, overcast, cloudy, clouded, sunless, dismal, dreary, bleak; literary tenebrous Ant: bright …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 murky — murk|y [ mɜrki ] adjective 1. ) involving activities that are not clearly known and that people think are dishonest or morally wrong: We suspected he had a murky past. 2. ) dark and difficult to see through, especially because of bad light, thick …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 murky — adjective 1) a murky winter afternoon Syn: dark, gloomy, grey, leaden, dull, dim, overcast, cloudy, clouded, sunless, dismal, dreary, bleak 2) murky water Syn …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 17 murky — [ˈmɜːki] adj 1) dark and difficult to see through murky water[/ex] 2) involving activities that are dishonest or morally wrong We suspected he had a murky past.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 murky — adjective (murkier; est) Date: 14th century 1. characterized by a heavy dimness or obscurity caused by or like that caused by overhanging fog or smoke 2. characterized by thickness and heaviness of air ; foggy, misty 3. darkly vague or obscure <… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 murky — murkily, adv. murkiness, n. /merr kee/, adj., murkier, murkiest. 1. dark, gloomy, and cheerless. 2. obscure or thick with mist, haze, etc., as the air. 3. vague; unclear; confused: a murky statement. Also, mirky. [1300 50; ME …

    Universalium

  • 20 murky — adj. Murky is used with these nouns: ↑depth, ↑light, ↑past, ↑underworld, ↑water …

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