as clear as mud

Definition of as clear as mud


  1. :  very difficult to understand :  not clear at all The explanation was as clear as mud.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  bright, luminous

    :  cloudless

    :  less than one-tenth covered

  1. :  in a clear manner

    :  all the way

  1. :  to make clear or translucent

    :  to free from pollution or cloudiness

    :  to free from accusation or blame :  exonerate, vindicate

  1. :  a clear space or part

    :  a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton

  1. :  a slimy sticky mixture of solid material with a liquid and especially water

    :  soft wet earth

    :  abusive and malicious remarks or charges

  1. :  to make muddy or turbid

    :  to treat or plaster with mud

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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