from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of or covered with mud.
  • adjective Not bright or pure.
  • adjective Not clear; cloudy, as with sediment.
  • adjective Lacking luster; dull.
  • adjective Confused or vague.
  • transitive verb To make dirty or muddy.
  • transitive verb To make dull or cloudy.
  • transitive verb To make obscure or confused.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To soil with mud; dirty.
  • To cloud; make dull or heavy.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To soil with mud; to dirty; to render turbid.
  • transitive verb To cloud; to make dull or heavy; to confuse.
  • adjective Abounding in mud; besmeared or dashed with mud
  • adjective Turbid with mud.
  • adjective Consisting of mud or earth; gross; impure.
  • adjective Confused, as if turbid with mud; cloudy in mind; dull; stupid; also, immethodical; incoherent; vague.
  • adjective Not clear or bright.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Covered with or full of mud or wet soil.
  • adjective With mud or other sediment brought into suspension, turbid.
  • adjective Not clear; mixed up or blurry.
  • adjective euphemistic Soiled with feces.
  • verb transitive To get mud on (something).
  • verb transitive To make a mess of, or create confusion with regard to.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
  • adjective (of soil) soft and watery
  • verb make turbid
  • adjective dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck
  • adjective (of liquids) clouded as with sediment
  • verb dirty with mud
  • verb cause to become muddy


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