murky

or mirk·y

[ mur-kee ]
/ ˈmɜr ki /

adjective, murk·i·er, murk·i·est.

dark, gloomy, and cheerless.
obscure or thick with mist, haze, etc., as the air.
vague; unclear; confused: a murky statement.

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Origin of murky

First recorded in 1300–50, murky is from the Middle English word mirky. See murk, -y1

SYNONYMS FOR murky

1 See dark.
2 cloudy, dusky, lowering, misty, hazy.

OTHER WORDS FROM murky

murk·i·ly, adverbmurk·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for murkiness

murky

mirky

/ (ˈmɜːkɪ) /

adjective murkier, murkiest, mirkier or mirkiest

gloomy or dark
cloudy or impenetrable as with smoke or fog

Derived forms of murky

murkily or mirkily, adverbmurkiness or mirkiness, noun
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