What does murky mean?

Definitions for murkyˈmɜr ki

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word murky.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cloudy, muddy, mirky, murky, turbid(adj)

    (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

    "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters"

  2. murky, mirky(adj)

    dark or gloomy

    "a murky dungeon"; "murky rooms lit by smoke-blackened lamps"


  1. Murky(a.)

    Obscured by haze or mist; clouded; turbid; as, poor visibility in the murky water.

  2. Origin: [OE. mirke, merke, AS. myrce, mirce; akin to Icel. myrkr, Dan. & Sw. mrk.]


  1. murky(Adjective)

    Hard to see through, as a fog or mist.

  2. murky(Adjective)

    Gloomy, dark, dim.

  3. murky(Adjective)

    Obscure, indistinct, cloudy.

  4. murky(Adjective)

    Dishonest, shady.

  5. Origin: Cognate to or directly from myrkr. Compare Russian, Serbian мрак.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Murky

    dark; obscure; gloomy

  2. Origin: [OE. mirke, merke, AS. myrce, mirce; akin to Icel. myrkr, Dan. & Sw. mrk.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Murky

    murk′i, adj. dark: obscure: gloomy.—adv. Murk′ily.—n. Murk′iness—(Shak.) Murk.—adjs. Murk′some, Mirk′some (Spens.), darksome. [A.S. murc; Ice. myrkr, Dan. and Sw. mörk.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of murky in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of murky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. District Police Officer Rai Babar:

    It's a very murky situation.

  2. Hal Rogers:

    At this point, it’s a dream, it’s too murky at the moment. It will be tough to pass these bills.

  3. Skokie Fire Chief Jim Walters:

    I mean it’s murky, it’s murky all the way through, I was told the visibility is about three feet, we encountering the brush on the side of the canal that makes it difficult.

  4. Fabio Bucciarelli:

    It's hard to find front-line war photography of the kind we've seen in Libya or Syria, the images in South Sudan are different. They describe visually the effect of the impending war, lending you a view of the civilian and military populations and providing a glimpse of life inside a murky, not clearly defined conflict.

  5. Andrew Cooper:

    They give speeches, they've made money on their books, but also they have these kind of fixer roles that get a bit murky and a bit blurry in terms of their roles, they know how governments work, they know such a wide variety of people, and yet they're released from those types of concerns, and they can operate in this freelance entrepreneurial way around the world without very many barriers.

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