What does murky mean?

Definitions for murky
ˈmɜr kimurky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cloudy, muddy, mirky, murky, turbidadjective

    (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

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

  2. murky, mirkyadjective

    dark or gloomy

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

GCIDE

  1. Murkyadjective

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. murkyadjective

    Hard to see through, as a fog or mist.

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

  2. murkyadjective

    Gloomy, dark, dim.

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

  3. murkyadjective

    Obscure, indistinct, cloudy.

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

  4. murkyadjective

    Dishonest, shady.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Murky

    dark; obscure; gloomy

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of murky in a Sentence

  1. Jon McNaughton:

    Trump endeavors to cross the ‘swamp’ of Washington DC as he carries the light of truth, hope, and prosperity. The murky water of the deep state is laced with dangerous vermin, perfectly willing to destroy American prosperity for their personal ideologies and financial gain.

  2. Nancy Gertner:

    Either she had a device that could never work, or that couldn't work yet. The latter is a more murky situation, the most difficult thing to prove is intent.

  3. Richard Noriega:

    It is very murky.

  4. Graz Professor Thomas Schmikl:

    Seeing those murky waters, I always wondered how it would look from underneath the surface. So it is also a bit of a wish that I had as a child that I can now fulfill.

  5. Jessica Bolter:

    It has been murky, setting out clear and accurate information about how and who might get in might lead to fewer migrants making the trip, so there’s not this game of chance that kind of seems to be in place right now.

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