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muddy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of muddy

  1. 1 full of or covered with soft wet earth please do not walk in the house with muddy boots on, as you will get the carpet dirty Synonyms miry, mucky, oozy, slimy, sludgy, slushy Related Words clayey, loamy, roily, silty; bedraggled; befouled, begrimed, cruddy, dirty, filthy, foul, grimy, grotty [chiefly British], grubby, grungy, gunky, impure, smutty, soiled, squalid, stained, sullied, unclean, uncleanly Near Antonyms antiseptic, clean, cleanly, immaculate, pristine, sparkling, spick-and-span (or spic-and-span), spotless, squeaky-clean, unsoiled, unstained, unsullied

  2. 2 having visible particles in liquid suspension whether muddy or not, water taken from lakes and streams should be boiled by campers Synonyms cloudy, riley, roiled, turbidRelated Words dingy, filmy, hazy, scummy, unfiltered; inky, muddied, muddled, murky, puddled, sludgy; opaqueNear Antonyms clarified, filtered, purified; colorless, transparent, uncoloredAntonyms clear, crystal clear, crystalline

  3. 3 not clean we were all muddy after playing outside Synonyms bedraggled, befouled, begrimed, bemired, besmirched, black, blackened, cruddy, dingy, draggled, dusty, filthy, foul, grimy, grotty [chiefly British], grubby, grungy, mucky, dirty, nasty, smudged, smutty, soiled, sordid, stained, sullied, unclean, uncleanlyRelated Words contaminated, defiled, germy, impure, polluted, tainted; insanitary, uncleaned, unsanitary, unsterile, unsterilized, unwashed; greasy, gunky; chaotic, cluttered, confused, disarranged, disarrayed, disheveled (or dishevelled), disordered, jumbled, littered, messed, messy, muddled, mussed, mussy, rumpled, scruffy, sloppy, slovenly, unkempt, untidy; raunchy, scuzzy [slang], shabby, skanky [slang], sleazy, squalid; collied [chiefly British dialect], crocked [dialect], fuliginous, sootyNear Antonyms clear, limpid, pure; cleaned, cleansed, combed, groomed, neat, ordered, orderly, tidy; bleached, purified, whitened; bright, flawless, perfect, shiny, sparkling, unspotted, untouched; taintless, unblemished, undefiled, unpolluted, untainted, virgin, wholesomeAntonyms clean, cleanly, immaculate, spick-and-span (or spic-and-span), spotless, stainless, ultraclean, unsoiled, unstained, unsullied


muddy

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of muddy

  1. 1 to throw into a state of mental uncertainty my mind had been thoroughly muddied by the long hours of exacting work Synonyms addle, baffle, bamboozle, beat, befog, befuddle, bemuse, bewilder, buffalo, confound, discombobulate, disorient, flummox, fox, fuddle, get, gravel, maze, muddle, confuse, mystify, perplex, pose, puzzle, vexRelated Words stick, stump, weird out; abash, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, mortify, nonplus, rattle; agitate, bother, chagrin, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, stun, unhinge, unsettle, upset; beguile, cozen, deceive, delude, dupe, fool, gull, hoax, hoodwink, humbug, misguide, mislead, snow, string along, take in, trickNear Antonyms assure, reassure, satisfy; enlighten, inform

  2. 2 to make (something) unclear to the understanding that argument is irrelevant and will just muddy the issue we're trying to resolve Synonyms becloud, befog, blur, cloud, fog, confuse, obfuscateRelated Words complicate, perplex, sophisticate; entangle, snarl, tangle; disarrange, disarray, discompose, dishevel, disorder, disrupt, disturb, jumble, mess (up), mix (up), muddle, scramble, shuffle, tousle, upsetNear Antonyms simplify, streamline; disentangle, straighten (out), undo, unravel, unscramble, untangle; decipher, decode; analyze, break downAntonyms clarify, clear (up), illuminate

  3. 3 to make dirty forgot to take off our shoes and accidentally muddied the kitchen floor Synonyms befoul, begrime, bemire, besmirch, blacken, daub, distain [archaic], foul, gaum [dialect], grime, mire, muck, dirty, smirch, smudge, soil, stain, sullyRelated Words contaminate, defile, pollute, taint; discolor; confuse, disarrange, disarray, dishevel, disorder, draggle, jumble, mess, muddle; colly [chiefly British dialect], crock [dialect]Near Antonyms decontaminate, purge, purify; disinfect, sanitize; brush, dry-clean, dust, launder, mop, rinse, scour, scrub, sweep, wash, wipe; brighten, deodorize, freshen, renew, spruce (up); straighten (up), tidy (up)Antonyms clean, cleanse


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