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muddy

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adjective mud·dy \ˈmə-dē\

Simple Definition of muddy

  • : filled or covered with mud

  • : similar to mud

  • : not clear or bright : dull or cloudy

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of muddy

muddier

muddiest

  1. 1 :  morally impure :  base

  2. 2 a :  full of or covered with mud b :  characteristic or suggestive of mud <a muddy flavor> <muddy colors> c :  turbid with sediment

  3. 3 a :  lacking in clarity or brightness :  cloudy, dull <a muddy recording> <eyes muddy with sleep> b :  obscure in meaning :  muddled, confused <muddy thinking>

muddily

play \ˈmə-də-lē\ adverb

muddiness

play \ˈmə-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of muddy in a sentence

  1. <please do not walk in the house with muddy boots on, as you will get the carpet dirty>

  2. <whether muddy or not, water taken from lakes and streams should be boiled by campers>



15th Century

First Known Use of muddy

15th century


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muddy

verb mud·dy

Simple Definition of muddy

  • : to cover (something) with mud

  • : to make (a color) cloudy or dull

  • : to cause (something) to become unclear or confused

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of muddy

muddied

muddying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  confuse

  3. 2 :  to soil or stain with or as if with mud

  4. 3 :  to make turbid

  5. 4 :  to make cloudy or dull

muddy the waters

  1. :  to make a situation more confusing or difficult

Examples of muddy in a sentence

  1. The flooding muddied the roads.

  2. She muddied the color by adding some brown.

  3. muddying the line between fact and fiction

  4. The debate further muddied the issues.



1604

First Known Use of muddy

1604

Rhymes with muddy



MUDDY Defined for Kids

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muddy

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adjective mud·dy \ˈmə-dē\

Definition of muddy for Students

muddier

muddiest

  1. 1 :  filled or covered with mud <a muddy pond> <muddy shoes>

  2. 2 :  looking like mud <a muddy color>

  3. 3 :  not clear or bright :  dull <muddy skin>

  4. 4 :  being mixed up <muddy thinking>




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muddy

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verb mud·dy

Definition of muddy for Students

muddied

muddying

  1. 1 :  to cover with mud <She muddied her clothes.>

  2. 2 :  to make cloudy or dull (as in color)

  3. 3 :  to become or cause to become confused





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