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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dirty, dingy, muddied, muddyadjective

    (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear

    "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair"


  1. muddiedadjective

    Made dirty with muddied.

  2. muddiedadjective

    Made unclear, obfuscated (generally as part of the phrase muddied the water)

    He muddied the situation until they acquitted in confusion.

  3. muddiedadjective

    Made muted of color.

    The addition of the second batch of paint muddied the bright colors to a dull and washed look.


  1. muddied

    "Muddied" generally refers to a situation, object or concept that has been made unclear, confusing, dirty or less pure. This can be used in literal sense, as in something physically covered or mixed with mud, or in a figurative sense where information, intentions or meanings have been obscured, complicated or tainted.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Muddied

    of Muddy

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of muddied in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of muddied in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of muddied in a Sentence

  1. Todd Colvin:

    The three-month Libor's rise has muddied the waters, as money market reforms have forced the shift from prime funds to government-Treasury funds.

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