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
But the bay's murky waters could obscure the views of submerged monuments.
With visibility almost zero in the murky water, fingers had to do the work of
  eyes.
Some look shiny in places and others are almost uniformly murky.
The sun had gone down and the dusk was growing murky.
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