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murky

[ mur-kee ]
/ ˈmɜr ki /
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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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Sometimes mirk·y .

Origin of murky

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English mirky; see origin at murk, -y1

synonym study for murky

1. See dark.

OTHER WORDS FROM murky

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

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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