American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Full of or covered with mud.
- adj. Not bright or pure: a muddy color.
- adj. Not clear; cloudy, as with sediment: muddy coffee.
- adj. Lacking luster; dull: a muddy complexion.
- adj. Confused or vague: muddy thinking.
- v. To make dirty or muddy.
- v. To make dull or cloudy.
- v. To make obscure or confused.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abounding in, covered with, or containing mud; foul with mud; turbid, as water or other fluids; miry.
- Consisting of mud or earth; hence, gross; impure; vile.
- Not clear or pure in color: as, a muddy green; a muddy complexion.
- Cloudy in mind; confused; dull; heavy; stupid.
- Obscure; wanting in clearness or perspicuity: as, a muddy style of writing.
- To soil with mud; dirty.
- To cloud; make dull or heavy.
- adj. Covered with or full of mud or wet soil.
- adj. With mud or other sediment brought into suspension, turbid.
- adj. Not clear; mixed up or blurry.
- adj. euphemistic Soiled with feces.
- v. transitive To get mud on (something).
- v. transitive To make a mess of, or create confusion with regard to.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Abounding in mud; besmeared or dashed with mud
- adj. Turbid with mud.
- adj. Consisting of mud or earth; gross; impure.
- adj. Confused, as if turbid with mud; cloudy in mind; dull; stupid; also, immethodical; incoherent; vague.
- adj. Not clear or bright.
- v. To soil with mud; to dirty; to render turbid.
- v. To cloud; to make dull or heavy; to confuse.
- adj. (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
- adj. (of soil) soft and watery
- v. make turbid
- adj. dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck
- adj. (of liquids) clouded as with sediment
- v. dirty with mud
- v. cause to become muddy
“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.”
“The unruly bunch pushed into the White House, clods standing on the silk-upholstered furniture in muddy boots to get a glimpse of the new president (who was trying not to be crushed by his well-wishers).”
“It has been dunked in muddy beaver ponds, covered in powder like South Texas grit, rained on and other wise abused.”
“The problem was, in addition to being wet and muddy from the recent rain and storms, almost nothing (with anything good for a toddler to do) is open before noon on Sundays.”
“All this while chest-deep in forty - or fifty - degree water, mind you, and without being able to see any potential footholds on the side of the cave (because the water was muddy from the people who went through ahead of me) while wearing bulky, slippery neoprene gloves.”
“Bekele was leading in muddy conditions when his left shoe came off about 7 minutes into the race.”
“It looks muddy from the puli but I think it adds to the taste.”
“Around two inches long, they normally live in muddy pools and the flooded burrows of crabs in the mangrove swamps of Florida, Latin American and Caribbean.”
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