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Synonyms for murky
ˈmɜr ki

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cloudy, muddy, mirky, murky, turbid(adj)

    (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

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

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

    Antonyms:
    clear, unshaded

  2. murky, mirky(adj)

    dark or gloomy

    "a murky dungeon"; "murky rooms lit by smoke-blackened lamps"

    Synonyms:
    cloudy, mirky, turbid, muddy

    Antonyms:
    clear, unshaded

Wiktionary

  1. murky(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    dark

  2. murky(adjective)

    Hard to see through, as a fog or mist.

    Synonyms:
    dark

  3. murky(adjective)

    Gloomy, dark, dim.

    Synonyms:
    dark

  4. murky(adjective)

    Obscure, indistinct, cloudy.

    Synonyms:
    dark

  5. murky(adjective)

    Dishonest, shady.

    Synonyms:
    dark

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. murky

    Strictly, that which is black is absolutely destitute of color; that which is dark is absolutely destitute of light. In common speech, however, a coat is black, tho not optically colorless; the night is dark, tho the stars shine. That is obscure, shadowy, or shady from which the light is more or less cut off. Dusky is applied to objects which appear as if viewed in fading light; the word is often used, as are swart and swarthy, of the human skin when quite dark, or even verging toward black. Dim refers to imperfection of outline, from distance, darkness, mist, etc., or from some defect of vision. Opaque objects, as smoked glass, are impervious to light. Murky is said of that which is at once dark, obscure, and gloomy; as, a murky den; a murky sky. Figuratively, dark is emblematic of sadness, agreeing with somber, dismal, gloomy, also of moral evil; as, a dark deed. Of intellectual matters, dark is now rarely used in the old sense of a dark saying, etc. See MYSTERIOUS; OBSCURE.

    Compare synonyms for LIGHT.

    Synonyms:
    black, dark, dim, dismal, dusky, gloomy, mysterious, obscure, opaque, sable, shadowy, shady, somber, swart, swarthy

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, crystalline, dazzling, gleaming, glowing, illumined, light, lucid, luminous, radiant, shining, transparent, white

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. murky(a.)

    Synonyms:
    dark, gloomy, obscure, dim, cloudy, clouded, dusky, lurid, overcast, lowering

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. murky(a)

    Synonyms:
    lowering, dark

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "murky":

    shady, dark, opaque, obscure, gloomy, bleak, dubious, equivocal, dodgy

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How to use murky in a sentence?

  1. Jon McNaughton:

    Trump endeavors to cross the ‘swamp’ of Washington DC as he carries the light of truth, hope, and prosperity. The murky water of the deep state is laced with dangerous vermin, perfectly willing to destroy American prosperity for their personal ideologies and financial gain.

  2. Bryden Teich:

    A year out, the fundamentals for the potash market still look murky.

  3. Graz Professor Thomas Schmikl:

    Seeing those murky waters, I always wondered how it would look from underneath the surface. So it is also a bit of a wish that I had as a child that I can now fulfill.

  4. Pope Francis:

    If they are produced and sold, sooner or later they will be used, only by bringing into the light of day the murky maneuverings that feed the cancer of war can its real causes be prevented. National leaders, institutions and the media are obliged to undertake this urgent and grave task.

  5. Fabio Bucciarelli:

    It's hard to find front-line war photography of the kind we've seen in Libya or Syria, the images in South Sudan are different. They describe visually the effect of the impending war, lending you a view of the civilian and military populations and providing a glimpse of life inside a murky, not clearly defined conflict.


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