- dark, gloomy, and cheerless.
- obscure or thick with mist, haze, etc., as the air.
- vague; unclear; confused: a murky statement.
Origin of murky
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1. See dark. 2. cloudy, dusky, lowering, misty, hazy.
1, 2. bright, clear.
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Examples from the Web for murkiness
There are these conflicting agendas, and all this room for murkiness.‘Homeland’ Creator Talks Season 4’s ‘Reboot,’ Life After Brody, and How ISIS Will Affect the Show
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This murkiness gives the government tons of leeway to be creative in bringing charges.You’re Under Arrest For Lying About Your Height on Match.com
March 4, 2013
All the murkiness, all the shame through which he had passed in Paris horrified him.Fruitfulness
Will's devotion to me was the only ray of light in the murkiness of my spirit.My Actor-Husband
After our past week of glorious sunshine, this return to murkiness is far from pleasing.Adrift in the Arctic Ice Pack
Elisha Kent Kane
Once more the tug took form, and the deck of the scow was revealed to the girl in all its murkiness.From the Valley of the Missing
Grace Miller White
They went outside to allow the murkiness to settle in the cabin, and Rick consulted his watch.The Wailing Octopus
Harold Leland Goodwin
- gloomy or dark
- cloudy or impenetrable as with smoke or fog
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Word Origin and History for murkiness
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