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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. muddy(a)

    Synonyms:
    feculent, turbid, roily, opaque, intransparent, confused, involved, incoherent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "muddy":

    silty, mud, sloppy

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How to use muddy in a sentence?

  1. Selamat Dahalan:

    The one showed in the video is nothing like what we have conducted before, there should not be any water spraying or making the kids wade in a muddy pit—let alone involving a snake.

  2. Robby Mook:

    I just see a pattern consistently from 2016 all the way through now, which is, he tries to project his biggest problems onto his opponents so he gives the media a false equivalence to try to muddy the water, part of the reason he was so obsessed with calling Hillary Clinton dishonest is because he is probably the most dishonest person to win the White House.

  3. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    All great talents are never found in rich exquisite locales with perfect setting that enhance their creative works, but on the contrary are found in the most obnoxious circumstances yet are unaffected by them and create masterpieces at the most unpredictable situations, just like a lotus flower blossoming in a muddy pond!

  4. Benny Gantz:

    When I was lying in the muddy trenches with my soldiers during freezing winter nights, you, Benjamin Netanyahu, left Israel in order to learn English and practice it at fancy cocktail parties.

  5. Sam Cooper:

    Overall the muddy waters in the data pool is unlikely to change market positioning and longtime sterling strength will rely on BoE expectations and trade developments.


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