murky

[mur-kee]
adjective, murkier, murkiest.
1.
dark, gloomy, and cheerless.
2.
obscure or thick with mist, haze, etc., as the air.
3.
vague; unclear; confused: a murky statement.
Also, mirky.


Origin:
1300–50; Middle English mirky. See murk, -y1

murkily, adverb
murkiness, noun


1. See dark. 2. cloudy, dusky, lowering, misty, hazy.


1, 2. bright, clear.
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murky or mirky (ˈmɜːkɪ)
 
adj , murkier, murkiest, mirkier, mirkiest
1.  gloomy or dark
2.  cloudy or impenetrable as with smoke or fog
 
mirky or mirky
 
adj
 
'murkily or mirky
 
adv
 
'mirkily or mirky
 
adv
 
'murkiness or mirky
 
n
 
'mirkiness or mirky
 
n

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murky
mid-14c., from murk + -y (2). Rare before 17c.
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Example sentences
With advances in medicine, biology and even prosthetics, the broad gray line
  will only get wider and murkier.
Second, you seem even murkier on scientific subjects.
But look a little closer and the picture gets a little murkier.
The concept of total personal responsibility for criminal acts keeps getting
  murkier under the forgiving gaze of science.
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