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
This isn't pegging the players' best-case or worst-case scenario, but rather somewhere in the murky middle.
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.
In past small studies, findings have been murky on whether health insurance significantly alters major health events—such as cardiac arrests.
Conte was the perfect antagonist for the BALCO narrative, a man with a murky past and a villain’s name straight from a spy movie.
Details surrounding the incident, which allegedly took place in a pool between Jackson and Olympios on June 4, are murky.
The law concerning foreign transfers of money is also murky.
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.
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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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