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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.

muddy

(ˈmʌdɪ)
adj, -dier or -diest
1. covered or filled with mud
2. not clear or bright: muddy colours.
3. cloudy: a muddy liquid.
4. (esp of thoughts) confused or vague
vb, -dies, -dying or -died
to become or cause to become muddy
ˈmuddily adv
ˈmuddiness n

mud•dy

(ˈmʌd i)

adj. -di•er, -di•est, adj.
1. abounding in or covered with mud.
2. not clear or pure: muddy colors.
3. dull, as the complexion.
4. obscure or vague, as thought or expression.
v.t.
5. to make muddy.
6. to make turbid.
7. to cause to be confused or obscure.
[1375–1425]
mud′di•ly, adv.
mud′di•ness, n.

muddy


Past participle: muddied
Gerund: muddying

Imperative
muddy
muddy
Present
I muddy
you muddy
he/she/it muddies
we muddy
you muddy
they muddy
Preterite
I muddied
you muddied
he/she/it muddied
we muddied
you muddied
they muddied
Present Continuous
I am muddying
you are muddying
he/she/it is muddying
we are muddying
you are muddying
they are muddying
Present Perfect
I have muddied
you have muddied
he/she/it has muddied
we have muddied
you have muddied
they have muddied
Past Continuous
I was muddying
you were muddying
he/she/it was muddying
we were muddying
you were muddying
they were muddying
Past Perfect
I had muddied
you had muddied
he/she/it had muddied
we had muddied
you had muddied
they had muddied
Future
I will muddy
you will muddy
he/she/it will muddy
we will muddy
you will muddy
they will muddy
Future Perfect
I will have muddied
you will have muddied
he/she/it will have muddied
we will have muddied
you will have muddied
they will have muddied
Future Continuous
I will be muddying
you will be muddying
he/she/it will be muddying
we will be muddying
you will be muddying
they will be muddying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been muddying
you have been muddying
he/she/it has been muddying
we have been muddying
you have been muddying
they have been muddying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been muddying
you will have been muddying
he/she/it will have been muddying
we will have been muddying
you will have been muddying
they will have been muddying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been muddying
you had been muddying
he/she/it had been muddying
we had been muddying
you had been muddying
they had been muddying
Conditional
I would muddy
you would muddy
he/she/it would muddy
we would muddy
you would muddy
they would muddy
Past Conditional
I would have muddied
you would have muddied
he/she/it would have muddied
we would have muddied
you would have muddied
they would have muddied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.muddy - dirty with mud
begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil - make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
2.muddy - cause to become muddy; "These data would have muddied the prediction"
obnubilate, obscure, blur, confuse - make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions"
3.muddy - make turbid; "muddy the water"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Adj.1.muddy - (of soil) soft and waterymuddy - (of soil) soft and watery; "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
2.muddy - dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck; "muddy boots"; "a mucky stable"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
3.muddy - (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
4.muddy - (of liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters"
opaque - not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays"

muddy

adjective
1. boggy, swampy, marshy, miry, quaggy a muddy track
2. dirty, soiled, grimy, mucky, mud-caked, bespattered, skanky (slang), clarty (Scot. & Northern English dialect) muddy boots
3. dull, flat, blurred, unclear, smoky, washed-out, dingy, lustreless The paper has turned a muddy colour.
4. cloudy, dirty, foul, opaque, impure, turbid He was up to his armpits in muddy water.
5. confused, vague, unclear, muddled, fuzzy, woolly, hazy, indistinct Such muddy thinking is typical of those who have always had it easy.
verb
1. smear, soil, dirty, smirch, begrime, bespatter The clothes he was wearing were all muddied.
2. confuse, cloud, obscure, blur, mix up, obfuscate, befog, make unclear It's difficult enough without muddying the issue with religion.

muddy

adjective
1. Covered or soiled with mud:
2. Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended:
3. Lacking vividness in color:
verb
To soil with mud:
Translations
مُوَحِلٌموحِليُوَسِّخ، يوحِل
zablácenýzablátitzkalitbahnitýblátivý
mudretmudre
mutainen
blatan
besározsáros
óhreinkaóhreinn, skítugur, forugur
泥だらけの
질척질척한
skaliťzablatenýzablatiť
blatenkalen
lerig
เต็มไปด้วยโคลน
çamurluçamurlatmak
vấy bùn

muddy

[ˈmʌdɪ]
A. ADJ (muddier (compar) (muddiest (superl)))
1. (= covered in mud) [clothes, hands, floor, carpet, track, field] → lleno de barro, embarrado; [water, stream] → turbio
2. (= dull) [brown, green] → sucio; [skin, complexion] → terroso
3. (= confused) [ideas, thinking] → confuso, poco claro
B. VT
1. (= make dirty) [+ floor, carpet] → llenar de barro; [+ hands, dress] → manchar de barro; [+ water, stream] → enturbiar
2. (= make confused) to muddy the issueconfundir el tema or la cuestión, enredar las cosas
to muddy the watersconfundir el tema or la cuestión, enredar las cosas

muddy

[ˈmʌdi]
adjboueux/euse
vt [+ shoes, boots, floor] → couvrir de bouemud flap n [car] → pare-boue m inv; [truck] → bavette fmud flats npllaisse f, laisse f de vase

muddy

adj (+er)
floor, shoes, hands etcschmutzig, schlammbeschmiert; road, ground etcschlammig, matschig; liquidschlammig, trübe; to get somebody/oneself/something muddyjdn/sich/etw schmutzig machen or mit Schlamm beschmieren; I’m all muddyich bin ganz voll Schlamm
(fig) complexiongräulich schimmernd; styleverworren
vtschmutzig machen, mit Schlamm beschmieren; water, riververschlammen; (fig: = confuse) situation, issueverwirren, in Verwirrung bringen; his explanation only helped to muddy the watersdurch seine Erklärung ist die Sache nur noch verworrener geworden

muddy

[ˈmʌdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (road, ground, field) → fangoso/a; (hands) → coperto/a di fango; (clothes, shoes) → infangato/a; (liquid) → torbido/a; (complexion) → smorto/a, terreo/a

mud

(mad) noun
wet soft earth.
ˈmuddy adjective
covered with or containing mud. muddy boots/water.
verb
to make muddy. You've muddied the floor!
ˈmudflat noun
(often in plural) an area of muddy seaside land which is covered with water at high tide.
ˈmudguard noun
a shield or guard over the wheel of a car, bicycle etc to keep mud, rainwater etc from splashing upwards.
ˈmudskipper noun
a small fish found in shallow coastal waters, able to jump about and climb low rocks to look for food.

muddy

مُوَحِلٌ zablácený mudret matschig λασπωμένος embarrado mutainen boueux blatan fangoso 泥だらけの 질척질척한 modderig sølete zabłocony enlameado грязный lerig เต็มไปด้วยโคลน çamurlu vấy bùn 泥泞的
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I felt a little low in my mind as I sat up in my room after tea, and when the big, muddy, battered-looking bundle was brought to me, I just hugged it and pranced.
The day was cold with a raw wind, but presently the sun began to shine and the road became soft and muddy.
With a quick motion of his hand, as he sat in the awning- covered stern with Tom, Ned and the others, Jacinto sent the chunk of meat out into the muddy stream.
Beyond the corncribs, at the bottom of the shallow draw, was a muddy little pond, with rusty willow bushes growing about it.
They went together, picking their way across muddy streets and sidewalks encumbered with the cheap display of small tradesmen.
They began at the water- mark and proceeded in the bank some distance, which we understood by their making the water muddy with the clay; and we immediately proceeded to disappoint their design, by cutting a trench across their subterranean passage.
It was an inclement night; the southeast wind drove the mingled snow and rain into her thinly sheltered bosom; her satin slippers were wet through and through, as she trod the muddy sidewalks.
The venerable Father Wilson continued to step slowly onward, looking carefully at the muddy pathway before his feet, and never once turning his head towards the guilty platform.
And be the roads heavy and muddy, or dry and good; be they stony or smooth, uphill or downhill, it is all the same -- on, on, on, one must go, at the same pace, with no relief and no consideration.
At each end of the fireplace sat a long-legged gentleman, with his chair tipped back, his hat on his head, and the heels of his muddy boots reposing sublimely on the mantel-piece,--a position, we will inform our readers, decidedly favorable to the turn of reflection incident to western taverns, where travellers exhibit a decided preference for this particular mode of elevating their understandings.
The farmer's cart-path, which leads directly through their hall, does not in the least put them out, as the muddy bottom of a pool is sometimes seen through the reflected skies.
We met an everlasting procession of guides, porters, mules, litters, and tourists climbing up this steep and muddy path, and there was no room to spare when you had to pass a tolerably fat mule.