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muddy

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adjective mud·dy \ˈmə-dē\

Definition of muddy

muddier

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muddiest

  1. 1 :  morally impure :  base

  2. 2a :  full of or covered with mudb :  characteristic or suggestive of mud a muddy flavor muddy colorsc :  turbid with sediment

  3. 3a :  lacking in clarity or brightness :  cloudy, dull a muddy recording eyes muddy with sleepb :  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

Definition of muddy

muddied

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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


MUDDY Defined for English Language Learners

muddy

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adjective

Definition of muddy for English Language Learners

  • : filled or covered with mud

  • : similar to mud

  • : not clear or bright : dull or cloudy

muddy

verb

Definition of muddy for English Language Learners

  • : to cover (something) with mud

  • : to make (a color) cloudy or dull

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


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

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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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