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muddy

mud·dy

muddy

 
pronunciation:
muh di
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb
part of speech: adjective
inflections: muddier, muddiest
definition 1: covered or smeared with, or having abundant, mud.
a muddy doga muddy road
 
synonyms:
mired
antonyms:
clean
similar words:
dirty, filthy, foul, grimy, grubby, marshy, smeared, smudged, soiled, sullied, swampy
definition 2: having a dull, mudlike, or unclear appearance.
muddy watermuddy skin
antonyms:
clear
similar words:
cloudy, dingy, dull, murky, opaque, turbid
definition 3: being unclear in thought or expression.
a muddy recollectionmuddy prose
synonyms:
hazy, murky, nebulous, obscure, unclear, vague
antonyms:
clear
similar words:
confused, muddled, obfuscated
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: muddied, muddies, muddying
definition 1: to cover, smear, or spatter with mud; make muddy.
synonyms:
mire
similar words:
begrime, daub, defile, dirty, muck, pollute, smear, smirch, smudge, soil, spatter, sully
definition 2: to make cloudy, dull, or unclear.
The downpour muddied the river.
synonyms:
cloud
similar words:
becloud, blur, dim, dull, fog, opaque, rile, roil
definition 3: to make confused or unclear.
Her comments only muddied the issue.
synonyms:
befog, confuse, fog, obscure
antonyms:
clarify
similar words:
blur, complicate, muddle, obfuscate, perplex
derivations: muddily (adv.), muddiness (n.)