- abounding in or covered with mud.
- not clear or pure: muddy colors.
- cloudy with sediment: muddy coffee.
- dull, as the complexion.
- not clear mentally.
- obscure or vague, as thought, expression, or literary style.
- Horse Racing. denoting the condition of a track after a heavy, continuous rainfall has ceased and been completely absorbed into the surface, leaving it the consistency of thick mud.
- to make muddy; soil with mud.
- to make turbid.
- to cause to be confused or obscure.
- to become muddy.
Origin of muddy
Related Words for muddiedimpenetrable, murky, cloudy, hazy, gloomy, frosty, thick, dull, dirty, blurred, seedy, threadbare, untidy, run-down, disheveled, blind, dim, darken, confuse, disguise
Examples from the Web for muddied
Contemporary Examples of muddied
On a practical level, quidditch players are often muddied or bloodied, and sometimes both (as you can see in the film).Why I Named My Quidditch Film Mudbloods
October 14, 2014
The eight marques that multiplied the overhead and muddied the value propositions of its brands have been streamlined to four.Why Isn't GM Doing Better?
September 24, 2012
“They want to be dancing and partying,” but the storm has muddied the plot line.Tropical Storm Isaac Sidelines Media Elite at the Republican Convention
August 28, 2012
Whereas TARP 1.0 would have been a boon to transparency, TARP 2.0 muddied the waters badly once again.Wall Street Whispers: Taxpayers Overpaid in Citi Bailout
William D. Cohan
December 1, 2008
Historical Examples of muddied
The path is not a cinder one, as I think them untidy, so I was not more than muddied.
His mind was muddied by the innumerable visitors to whom he had to listen.Democracy An American Novel
And he had covered himself with a loathesome coating of muddied dust.The Hills of Desire
Richard Aumerle Maher
He kicked the muddied snow off his boots and opened the door.Ladies and Gentlemen
Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb
They muddied the streams where he fished and drove away the game by their bellowing.Wonder Tales from Many Lands
- covered or filled with mud
- not clear or brightmuddy colours
- cloudya muddy liquid
- (esp of thoughts) confused or vague
- to become or cause to become muddy
"to make muddy," c.1600, from muddy (adj.). Related: Muddied; muddying.