Definitions for murkyˈmɜr ki

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

murk•yˈmɜr ki(adj.)murk•i•er, murk•i•est.

  1. dark, gloomy, and cheerless.

  2. obscure or thick, as with mist.

  3. vague; unclear:

    a murky statement.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

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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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. murky(adjective)ˈmɜr ki

    ≠ clear

    the murky waters of the river


  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


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