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murky

murk·y

murky

 
pronunciation:
muhr ki
part of speech: adjective
inflections: murkier, murkiest
definition 1: dark or gloomy.
There were scary noises coming from the murky cellar.
synonyms:
dark, dim, gloomy
antonyms:
bright, sunny
similar words:
black, dismal, somber
definition 2: cloudy or difficult to understand; obscure.
He had only a murky idea of what the book was about.
synonyms:
dark, dim, foggy, hazy, obscure
similar words:
muddled
derivations: murkily (adv.), murkiness (n.)