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murk·y

 (mûr′kē)
adj. murk·i·er, murk·i·est
1. Dark or dim, as from mist: a murky sky. See Synonyms at dark.
2. Darkened, clouded, or blurry: murky waters; murky images.
3. Not clearly known, understood, or expressed: a murky future; the murky world of spies; murky writing.

murk′i·ly adv.
murk′i·ness n.
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murky

(ˈmɜːkɪ) or

mirky

adj, murkier, murkiest, mirkier or mirkiest
1. gloomy or dark
2. cloudy or impenetrable as with smoke or fog
ˈmurkily, ˈmirkily adv
ˈmurkiness, ˈmirkiness n
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murk•y

(ˈmɜr ki)

adj. murk•i•er, murk•i•est.
1. dark, gloomy, and cheerless.
2. obscure or thick, as with mist.
3. vague; unclear: a murky statement.
[1300–50]
murk′i•ly, adv.
murk′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.murky - (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"
2.murky - dark or gloomy; "a murky dungeon"; "murky rooms lit by smoke-blackened lamps"
shaded - protected from heat and light with shade or shadow; "shaded avenues"; "o'er the shaded billows rushed the night"- Alexander Pope
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murky

adjective
1. dark, gloomy, dismal, grey, dull, obscure, dim, dreary, cloudy, misty, impenetrable, foggy, overcast, dusky, nebulous, cheerless Their plane crashed in murky weather.
dark clear, bright, sunny, cheerful
2. dark, obscure, cloudy, impenetrable the deep, murky waters of Loch Ness
3. questionable, dark, secret, suspect, mysterious, suspicious, dubious, shady (informal) There has been a murky conspiracy to keep them out of power.
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murky

also mirky
adjective
1. Deficient in brightness:
2. Lacking vividness in color:
3. Heavy, dark, or dense, especially with impurities:
4. Having sediment or foreign particles stirred up or suspended:
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Translations

murky

[ˈmɜːkɪ] ADJ (murkier (compar) (murkiest (superl)))
1. (= dark and cloudy) [night, evening] → tenebroso, oscuro; [water] → turbio; [fog] → espeso; [brown, green] → sucio
2. (fig) [past] → turbio
the murky depths of Soviet politicslos turbios entresijos de la política soviética
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

murky

[ˈmɜːrki] adj
[place, day] → sombre, ténébreux/euse
[water, pond, river] → trouble; [depths] → obscur(e)
(= shady) [world, business, past] → trouble
(= unclear) a murky area → une zone d'ombre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

murky

adj (+er)
(= gloomy)trüb; room, streetdüster, dunkel; nightfinster; skyverhangen, düster; watertrüb, schmutzig; fogdicht; outlineunscharf, unklar; murky brown/greentrüb-braun/-grün; it’s really murky outsidedraußen ist es so düster
(= shady) character, deedfinster; pastdunkel; the murky waters of politicsder Sumpf der Politik; that’s a pretty murky areadas ist eine ziemlich undurchsichtige Sache
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

murky

[ˈmɜːkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) → oscuro/a, cupo/a, tenebroso/a, buio/a; (thick, darkness) → fitto/a; (smoke) → denso/a (fig) → torbido/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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