mucky

adjective \ ˈmə-kē \

Definition of mucky

muckier; muckiest
1 : consisting of, marked by, or full of mud or muck
  • the mucky bottom of a pond
  • The ground was mucky and full of stagnant puddles.
  • —James Alexander Thom
2 a : covered in dirt or gunk : dirty, filthy
  • mucky boots
b : offensive to the senses : disagreeable, unpleasant
  • … the pretense that the picture is about decent people caught in a mucky world …
  • —Stanley Kauffmann
c : muggy, humid
  • In the early evening … a thunderstorm rolled through, cleaning out the mucky air.
  • —Rick Steves
d : murky, clouded
  • … the mucky floodwaters crawled through her home.
  • —Dug Begley and Maggie Gordon

muckiness

noun
    • Hardy bulbs hate soppy living conditions and will rot if left sitting in water. They'll tolerate cold far better than muckiness.
    • —Mary Robson

First Known Use of mucky

1538

in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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