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MUDDY (muddied, muddier, muddiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does muddy mean? 

MUDDY (adjective)
  The adjective MUDDY has 4 senses:

1. (of soil) soft and watery
2. dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck
3. (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
4. (of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment

  Familiarity information: MUDDY used as an adjective is uncommon.


MUDDY (verb)
  The verb MUDDY has 3 senses:

1. dirty with mud
2. cause to become muddy
3. make turbid

  Familiarity information: MUDDY used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MUDDY (adjective)


Sense 1muddy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of soil) soft and watery

Synonyms:

swampy; squashy; soggy; sloughy; quaggy; muddy; mucky; miry; marshy; boggy; waterlogged; sloppy

Context examples:

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

Similar:

wet (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water)


Sense 2muddy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck

Synonyms:

mucky; muddy

Context examples:

muddy boots / a mucky stable

Similar:

dirty; soiled; unclean (soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime)


Sense 3muddy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear

Synonyms:

muddied; dingy; muddy; dirty

Context examples:

dirty / a dirty (or dingy) white / the muddied grey of the sea / muddy colors / dirty-green walls / dirty-blonde hair

Similar:

impure (combined with extraneous elements)


Sense 4muddy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment

Synonyms:

turbid; mirky; murky; cloudy; muddy

Context examples:

a cloudy liquid / muddy coffee / murky waters

Similar:

opaque (not clear; not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy)


MUDDY (verb)


Sense 1muddy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dirty with mud

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

muddy; muddy up

Hypernyms (to "muddy" is one way to...):

begrime; bemire; colly; dirty; grime; soil (make soiled, filthy, or dirty)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2muddy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to become muddy

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

These data would have muddied the prediction

Hypernyms (to "muddy" is one way to...):

blur; confuse; obnubilate; obscure (make unclear, indistinct, or blurred)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3muddy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make turbid

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

muddy the water

Hypernyms (to "muddy" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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