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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

Full Definition of muddy

mud·di·ermud·di·est

  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>

mud·di·ly play \ˈmə-də-lē\ adverb
mud·di·ness play \ˈmə-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of muddy

  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

Rhymes with muddy


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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

Full Definition of muddy

mud·diedmud·dy·ing

  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

  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




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