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1muddy

adjective mud·dy \ˈmə-dē\

: filled or covered with mud

: similar to mud

: not clear or bright : dull or cloudy

mud·di·ermud·di·est

Full Definition of MUDDY

1
:  morally impure :  base
2
a :  full of or covered with mud
b :  characteristic or suggestive of mud <a muddy flavor> <muddy colors>
c :  turbid with sediment
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 \ˈmə-də-lē\ adverb
mud·di·ness \ˈmə-dē-nəs\ noun
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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>

First Known Use of MUDDY

15th century

Rhymes with MUDDY

2muddy

verb

: to cover (something) with mud

: to make (a color) cloudy or dull

: to cause (something) to become unclear or confused

mud·diedmud·dy·ing

Full Definition of MUDDY

transitive verb
1
:  confuse
2
:  to soil or stain with or as if with mud
3
:  to make turbid
4
:  to make cloudy or dull
muddy the waters
:  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.

First Known Use of MUDDY

1604

Rhymes with MUDDY

MUDDY THE WATERS Defined for Kids

1muddy

adjective mud·dy \ˈmə-dē\
mud·di·ermud·di·est

Definition of MUDDY for Kids

1
:  filled or covered with mud <a muddy pond> <muddy shoes>
2
:  looking like mud <a muddy color>
3
:  not clear or bright :  dull <muddy skin>
4
:  being mixed up <muddy thinking>

2muddy

verb
mud·diedmud·dy·ing

Definition of MUDDY for Kids

1
:  to cover with mud <She muddied her clothes.>
2
:  to make cloudy or dull (as in color)
3
:  to become or cause to become confused

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