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English adjective: muddy

1. muddy (of soil) soft and watery


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsboggy, marshy, miry, mucky, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy, waterlogged


Similarwet


Antonymsdry

2. muddy dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck


SamplesMuddy boots.
A mucky stable.


Synonymsmucky


Similardirty, soiled, unclean


Antonymsclean

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


SamplesDirty.
A dirty (or dingy) white.
The muddied grey of the sea.
Muddy colors.
Dirty-green walls.
Dirty-blonde hair.


Synonymsdingy, dirty, muddied


Similarimpure


Antonymspure

4. muddy (of liquids) clouded as with sediment


SamplesA cloudy liquid.
Muddy coffee.
Murky waters.


Synonymscloudy, mirky, murky, turbid


Similaropaque


Antonymsclear


English verb: muddy

1. muddy (contact) dirty with mud


Synonymsmuddy up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil

2. muddy (cognition) cause to become muddy


SamplesThese data would have muddied the prediction.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blur, confuse, obnubilate, obscure

3. muddy (change) make turbid


SamplesMuddy the water.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify









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