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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



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

SamplesMuddy boots.
A mucky stable.


Similardirty, soiled, unclean


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

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

Synonymsdingy, dirty, muddied



4. muddy (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

SamplesA cloudy liquid.
Muddy coffee.
Murky waters.

Synonymscloudy, mirky, murky, turbid



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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