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mirky

[mur-kee] /ˈmɜr ki/
adjective, mirkier, mirkiest.
1.

murky

or mirky

[mur-kee] /ˈmɜr ki/
adjective, murkier, murkiest.
1.
dark, gloomy, and cheerless.
2.
obscure or thick with mist, haze, etc., as the air.
3.
vague; unclear; confused:
a murky statement.
Origin of murky
1300-1350
First recorded in 1300-50, murky is from the Middle English word mirky. See murk, -y1
Related forms
murkily, adverb
murkiness, noun
Synonyms
1. See dark. 2. cloudy, dusky, lowering, misty, hazy.
Antonyms
1, 2. bright, clear.
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Examples from the Web for mirky
Historical Examples
  • Nought might he see her well-loved face; But he felt her lips in the mirky place.

    Poems by the Way William Morris
  • He thought I was mad because I stood in pyjamas without apparent heed of the mirky drizzle.

    The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
  • It was a mirky night like this, with 'prentices gawpin' in the lanterns and Jack Ketch unsnarlin' his cursed ropes.

    Wappin' Wharf Charles S. Brooks
British Dictionary definitions for mirky

murky

/ˈmɜːkɪ/
adjective murkier, murkiest, mirkier, mirkiest
1.
gloomy or dark
2.
cloudy or impenetrable as with smoke or fog
Derived Forms
murkily, mirkily, adverb
murkiness, mirkiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mirky

murky

adj.

mid-14c., from murk + -y (2). Rare before 17c. Related: Murkily; murkiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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