Definitions

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

  • adjective Dark or dim, as from mist: synonym: dark.
  • adjective Darkened, clouded, or blurry.
  • adjective Not clearly known, understood, or expressed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Dark; obscure; gloomy.
  • noun A variety of harpsichord-music in which the bass is in broken octaves.

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

  • adjective Dark; gloomy.
  • adjective Obscured by haze or mist; clouded; turbid.

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

  • adjective Hard to see through, as a fog or mist.
  • adjective Gloomy, dark, dim.
  • adjective Obscure, indistinct, cloudy.
  • adjective Dishonest, shady.

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

  • adjective (of liquids) clouded as with sediment
  • adjective dark or gloomy

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Cognate to or directly from Old Norse myrkr. Compare Russian, Serbian мрак.

Examples

  • Obama, like Ayers, has a fondness for the word murky and its aquatic usages.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • Obama, like Ayers, has a fondness for the word murky and its aquatic usages.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • Lately, he has added the word murky, presumably not a favorite word.

    Euclid’s Window

  • Lately, he has added the word murky, presumably not a favorite word.

    Euclid’s Window

  • Lately, he has added the word murky, presumably not a favorite word.

    Euclid’s Window

  • The only thing "murky" is just how badly fouled the streams of justice and law have become when those who should be prosecuting those kinds of crimes are instead writing memos to solicit them.

    Balkinization

  • IMO, the "murky" is bc they are desparately hoping that someone, like Spataro or like the Canadian inquiry commission or the German investigators, find something that WOULD count as "murky" to justify kidnap and torture.

    Balkinization

  • The only thing "murky" is just how badly fouled the streams of justice and law have become when those who should be prosecuting those kinds of crimes are instead writing memos to solicit them.

    Balkinization

  • IMO, the "murky" is bc they are desparately hoping that someone, like Spataro or like the Canadian inquiry commission or the German investigators, find something that WOULD count as "murky" to justify kidnap and torture.

    Balkinization

  • IMO, the "murky" is bc they are desparately hoping that someone, like Spataro or like the Canadian inquiry commission or the German investigators, find something that WOULD count as "murky" to justify kidnap and torture.

    Balkinization

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