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adj. mud·di·er, mud·di·est
1. Full of or covered with mud.
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:
Noun1.muddiness - the wetness of ground that is covered or soaked with water; "the baseball game was canceled because of the wateriness of the outfield"; "the water's muddiness made it undrinkable"; "the sloppiness of a rainy November day"
wetness - the condition of containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water); "he confirmed the wetness of the swimming trunks"
2.muddiness - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behaviormuddiness - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
cognitive state, state of mind - the state of a person's cognitive processes
disorientation - confusion (usually transient) about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction; "his disorientation was the result of inattention"
distraction - mental turmoil; "he drives me to distraction"
daze, haze, fog - confusion characterized by lack of clarity
half-cock - confusion resulting from lack of preparation
jamais vu - the experience of being unfamiliar with a person or situation that is actually very familiar; associated with certain types of epilepsy
bafflement, befuddlement, bemusement, bewilderment, mystification, obfuscation, puzzlement - confusion resulting from failure to understand
perplexity - trouble or confusion resulting from complexity
3.muddiness - the quality of being cloudy
opaqueness, opacity - the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light
turbidity, turbidness - muddiness created by stirring up sediment or having foreign particles suspended
mistiness, steaminess, vaporousness, vapourousness, haziness - cloudiness resulting from haze or mist or vapor


[ˈmʌdɪnɪs] n (of road, ground) → fangosità f inv; (of liquid) → torbidità f inv; (of complexion) → colore m terreo
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