Definition of murky
- the murky bottom of the lake
- murky official rhetoric
- He offered a murky explanation.
She peered into one of the church's murky chapels.
a politician with a murky past
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black, bleak, cheerless, chill, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive, desolate, dire, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), forlorn, funereal, gloomy, glum, godforsaken, gray (also grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morbid, morose, saturnine, sepulchral, solemn, somber (or sombre), sullen, sunless, wretched;
: very dark or foggy
of a liquid : not clear
: not clearly expressed or understood
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investment of mental or emotional energy
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