American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Dark, dim, or gloomy: a murky dungeon. See Synonyms at dark.
- adj. Heavy and thick with smoke, mist, or fog; hazy.
- adj. Darkened or clouded with sediment: murky waters.
- adj. Lacking clarity or distinctness; cloudy or obscure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dark; obscure; gloomy.
- n. A variety of harpsichord-music in which the bass is in broken octaves.
- adj. Hard to see through, as a fog or mist.
- adj. Gloomy, dark, dim.
- adj. Obscure, indistinct, cloudy.
- adj. Dishonest, shady.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (of liquids) clouded as with sediment
- adj. dark or gloomy
- Cognate to or directly from Old Norse myrkr. Compare Russian, Serbian мрак. (Wiktionary)
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“However, some of his story is described as murky and confused.”
“For the next two hours or more, Florida's Supreme Court will work to clarify a set of election laws that can best be described as murky and even contradictory.”
“It was dark long before we had neared Fort Douglas and the waters swished past with an inky, glassy sheen that vividly recalled the murky pool about the beaver-dam.”
“The full impact of Mukherjee's remarks will be felt as the income tax department, Enforcement Directorate and economic intelligence wings unravel what the opposition dubbed murky goings on in the cricketing league body.”
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