muddied


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Related to muddied: muddy up, muddily, Stick in the Mud

mud·dy

 (mŭd′ē)
adj. mud·di·er, mud·di·est
1. Full of or covered with mud.
2.
a. Not bright or pure: a muddy color.
b. Not clear; cloudy, as with sediment: muddy coffee.
3. Lacking luster; dull: a muddy complexion.
4. Confused or vague: muddy thinking.
tr.v. mud·died, mud·dy·ing, mud·dies
1. To make dirty or muddy.
2. To make dull or cloudy.
3. To make obscure or confused.

mud′di·ly adv.
mud′di·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.muddied - (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair"
impure - combined with extraneous elements
References in classic literature ?
When, in Mahbub's own picturesque language, he had muddied the wells of inquiry with the stick of precaution, Kim had dropped on him, sent from Heaven; and, being as prompt as he was unscrupulous, Mahbub Ali used to taking all sorts of gusty chances, pressed him into service on the spot.
He smiled, flung himself at them, splashed them, ducked them, kicked them, muddied them, and drove them out of the pool.
To go on foot and not get muddied, to save his clothes, and allow for the time he may lose in standing under shelter during a shower, are the preoccupations of his mind.