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Synonyms for muddy
ˈmʌd i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy, waterlogged(adj)

    (of soil) soft and watery

    "the 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"

    Synonyms:
    dingy, miry, waterlogged, spongy, squishy, pulpy, murky, mucky, loose-fitting, haphazard, baggy, sloughy, torpid, inert, sloppy, dirty, turbid, mirky, doughy, spongelike, marshy, sluggish, cloudy, swampy, slapdash, squashy, slipshod, quaggy, overemotional, soggy, boggy, muddied

    Antonyms:
    clear, dry, clean, pure

  2. mucky, muddy(adj)

    dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck

    "muddy boots"; "a mucky stable"

    Synonyms:
    dingy, miry, waterlogged, murky, mucky, sloughy, sloppy, dirty, turbid, mirky, marshy, cloudy, swampy, squashy, quaggy, soggy, boggy, muddied

    Antonyms:
    dry, clean, pure, clear

  3. dirty, dingy, muddied, muddy(adj)

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

    "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied grey of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair"

    Synonyms:
    filthy, raunchy, marked-up, sloughy, foul, lousy, sordid, sloppy, dismal, dirty, soiled, disconsolate, turbid, grungy, pestiferous, marshy, begrimed, gloomy, blue, muddied, cheating(a), swampy, unclean, mucky, boggy, grimy, dark, grim, miry, soggy, ill-gotten, unsportsmanlike, grubby, unsporting, contaminating, squashy, cloudy, sorry, murky, drab, mirky, dingy, waterlogged, dreary, drear, quaggy

    Antonyms:
    dry, clean, pure, clear

  4. cloudy, muddy, mirky, murky, turbid(verb)

    (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

    "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters"

    Synonyms:
    dingy, miry, waterlogged, nebulose, mucky, soggy, sloughy, sloppy, nebulous, murky, marshy, dirty, cloudy, muddied, swampy, squashy, quaggy, boggy, mirky, turbid

    Antonyms:
    dry, clear, pure, clean

  5. muddy, muddy up(verb)

    dirty with mud

    Synonyms:
    muddy up

    Antonyms:
    clean, clear, pure, dry

  6. muddy(verb)

    cause to become muddy

    "These data would have muddied the prediction"

    Synonyms:
    muddy up

    Antonyms:
    pure, clean, dry, clear

  7. muddy(verb)

    make turbid

    "muddy the water"

    Synonyms:
    muddy up

    Antonyms:
    dry, clean, pure, clear

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. muddy

    That is obscure which the eye or the mind can not clearly discern or see through, whether because of its own want of transparency, its depth or intricacy, or because of mere defect of light. That which is complicated is likely to be obscure, but that may be obscure which is not at all complicated and scarcely complex, as a muddy pool. In that which is abstruse (Latin abs, from, and trudo, push) as if removed from the usual course of thought or out of the way of apprehension or discovery, the thought is remote, hidden; in that which is obscure there may be nothing to hide; it is hard to see to the bottom of the profound, because of its depth, but the most shallow turbidness is obscure. Compare COMPLEX; DARK; DIFFICULT; MYSTERIOUS.

    See synonyms for CLEAR.

    Synonyms:
    abstruse, ambiguous, cloudy, complex, complicated, dark, darksome, deep, dense, difficult, dim, doubtful, dusky, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, indistinct, intricate, involved, mysterious, obscure, profound, turbid, unintelligible

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. muddy

    Synonyms:
    luteous, swampy, turbid, clayey

    Antonyms:
    dry, arid, rocky, arenaceous, sandy, limpid, pellucid, crystalline

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. muddy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    miry

  2. muddy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    turbid, dirty, foul, soiled

  3. muddy(a.)

    Synonyms:
    confused, dull, stupid, heavy, muddy-headed, muddy-brained

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    silty, mud, sloppy

How to use muddy in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    If a frog becomes a king, he will make the whole kingdom muddy!

  2. Arthur Guiterman:

    Active minds that think and study, Like swift brooks are seldom muddy.

  3. Donald McGurk:

    No one wants to muddy the waters by putting in play something that's negative.

  4. William Congreve:

    Invention flags, his brain goes muddy, and black despair succeeds brown study.

  5. Chase LeBlanc:

    Muddy waters should never prevent proper navigation of the ship or the spirit.

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