- not clear or transparent because of stirred-up sediment or the like; clouded; opaque; obscured: the turbid waters near the waterfall.
- thick or dense, as smoke or clouds.
- confused; muddled; disturbed.
Origin of turbid
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Related Words for turbidconfused, dark, dense, heavy, impure, muddled, muddy, murky, obscure, thick, unclear, unsettled, roily, polluted, sedimentary
Examples from the Web for turbid
Historical Examples of turbid
It was almost as if it reminded me of some turbid element in history and the soul.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
With a quick spring he disappeared beneath the turbid water.The Boy Scout Treasure Hunters
Charles Henry Lerrigo
Of all this turbid activity Dobyans Verinder was the chief profiter.The Highgrader
William MacLeod Raine
Nora was gone, lost in that turbid stream which flows through our city.Little Pollie
Gertrude P. Dyer
A short voyage of a day bore them to the mouth of turbid and turbulent Missouri.
- muddy or opaque, as a liquid clouded with a suspension of particles
- dense, thick, or cloudyturbid fog
- in turmoil or confusion
Word Origin for turbid
Word Origin and History for turbid
1620s, from Latin turbidus "muddy, full of confusion," from turbare "to confuse, bewilder," from turba "turmoil, crowd," probably from Greek tyrbe "turmoil."
- Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended; muddy; cloudy.