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murky

[mur-kee] /ˈmɜr ki/
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
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English mirky. See murk, -y1
Related forms
murkily, adverb
murkiness, noun
Synonyms
1. See dark. 2. cloudy, dusky, lowering, misty, hazy.
Antonyms
1, 2. bright, clear.
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Examples for murkier
  • 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.
  • There is no murkier area in the tax code than independent contractors.
  • But it's a less clear-cut version, a murkier portrait of right and wrong that raises sincere questions of intent.
  • In doing so she strays into murkier and murkier moral territory.
  • Today scientists are comparing entire genomes in order to illuminate some of the murkier nooks in the tree.
  • But whether it's under your own roof or a landlord's is a question that's grown murkier.
  • Those elements have been replaced by a murkier, funkier vibe that draws on far stranger source material for inspiration.
British Dictionary definitions for murkier

murky

/ˈmɜːkɪ/
adjective murkier, murkiest, mirkier, mirkiest
1.
gloomy or dark
2.
cloudy or impenetrable as with smoke or fog
Derived Forms
murkily, mirkily, adverb
murkiness, mirkiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for murkier
murky
mid-14c., from murk + -y (2). Rare before 17c.
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