from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or quality of being murky.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being murky.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being murky; darkness; gloominess; gloom.

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

  • n. an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance
  • n. the quality of being cloudy


murky +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)


  • You stated: "Anyone with any knowledge of turbity knows that water murkiness is not a measure of water cleanliness."

    Are the Gulf coast beaches polluted?

  • Anyone with any knowledge of turbity knows that water murkiness is not a measure of water cleanliness.

    Are the Gulf coast beaches polluted?

  • But I am starting to think that maybe the murkiness is the message.

  • The "murkiness" of a hedge fund, he says, makes investors feel that it is "the inherent domain of people who know more than we do."

    How Bernie Madoff Made Smart Folks Look Dumb

  • FATTAH: Well, I think the most important thing, really, is moving the political process much faster, letting Iraqis take more control of more of the country and letting it be seen and understood and not having any kind of murkiness in the process.

    CNN Transcript Aug 28, 2003

  • While water can not be carried, poured or placed as a material in new levels, it can be tweaked in a number of ways; you can add waves at different levels, so it can appear like a rolling ocean or a still lake, it's color can be tweaked, as can its "murkiness," and the amount of "confetti" that appears in it.

  • "murkiness" about the EPA's authority to enforce some mandates of the Clean Water Act. She said EPA would seek new legislation to "clarify" its authority to take action on smaller waterways.


  • You don't cry over spilt milk and you don't weep over a Florida International University head coach who sees his Knicks moonlighting gig torpedoed by grinches at the NBA who had the audacity to consider the ethical murkiness of his strange, job-splitting arrangement.

    Isiah Goes Hither, The Knicks Go Yon

  • To some extent one goes to him precisely for that quality of indeterminacy, which he uses to advance a very singular vision of the intractable murkiness of human affairs.

    The Accident by Ismail Kadare

  • The murkiness over the fate of Fastweb was solved only after a Lent of passion, right before Easter, when prosecutors withdrew their request to appoint a Fastweb commissioner.

    Persecuting Italy's Investors


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