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Meaning & Definition of Muddy in English

English

Muddy

/mədi/

verb

1. Dirty with mud

    synonym:
  • muddy
  • ,
  • muddy up

2. Cause to become muddy

  • "These data would have muddied the prediction"
    synonym:
  • muddy

3. Make turbid

  • "Muddy the water"
    synonym:
  • muddy

adjective

1. (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"
    synonym:
  • boggy
  • ,
  • marshy
  • ,
  • miry
  • ,
  • mucky
  • ,
  • muddy
  • ,
  • quaggy
  • ,
  • sloppy
  • ,
  • sloughy
  • ,
  • soggy
  • ,
  • squashy
  • ,
  • swampy
  • ,
  • waterlogged

2. Dirty and messy

  • Covered with mud or muck
  • "Muddy boots"
  • "A mucky stable"
    synonym:
  • mucky
  • ,
  • muddy

3. (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"
    synonym:
  • dirty
  • ,
  • dingy
  • ,
  • muddied
  • ,
  • muddy

4. (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

  • "A cloudy liquid"
  • "Muddy coffee"
  • "Murky waters"
    synonym:
  • cloudy
  • ,
  • muddy
  • ,
  • mirky
  • ,
  • murky
  • ,
  • turbid

Examples of using

Tom's boots were muddy.
They are spreading love with muddy hands.
The passing car splashed muddy water on me.