Definition of murky
1 : characterized by a heavy dimness or obscurity caused by or like that caused by overhanging fog or smoke the murky bottom of the lake
3 : darkly vague or obscure murky official rhetoric He offered a murky explanation.
murkilyplay \-kə-lē\ adverb
murkinessplay \-kē-nəs\ noun
Examples of murky in a Sentence
She peered into one of the church's murky chapels.
a politician with a murky past
Recent Examples of murky from the Web
The details of how any change in the federal health law rules would play out in various states and in each health policy are still murky; the GOP Senate bill is still in draft form, and a lot will be left up to the state.
If grunge prized murky guitar textures, pounding drums and lumbering bass lines with attitudinally angsty shouting, other bands were making slightly more sensitive music.
Hong Kong proposes overhaul of troubled second exchange Similar markets in London, New York dogged by poor returns Hong Kong’s exchange operator is putting a spotlight on one of the murkiest corners of global finance: small-company stock venues.
As is often the case with Bezos’ initiatives, his goals and endgame remain murky.
The calculation, based on a 22-year retirement, was just released by HealthView Services, a firm that provides health care data and software to financial advisers trying to help clients look into the murky future of retirement health costs.
The best chance for showers will be in the morning through midday with highs in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. Father’s Day will start off murky with fog and overcast skies.
But some high-profile cases of DACA holders being detained — and in at least one case deported — combined with the deportations of families of DACA recipients and others, had made the administration's position on DACA murky.
Water quality is a little murky with 3 feet of visibility.
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First Known Use of murky
MURKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of murky for English Language Learners
: very dark or foggy
of a liquid : not clear
: not clearly expressed or understood
MURKY Defined for Kids
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