3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Muddy \Mud"dy\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Muddied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Muddying}.]

1. To soil with mud; to dirty; to render turbid.

2. (Fig.): To cloud; to make dull or heavy; to confuse. --Grew.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Muddy \Mud"dy\, adjective [Compar. {Muddier}; superl. {Muddiest}.]

1. Abounding in mud; besmeared or dashed with mud; as, a muddy road or path; muddy boots.

2. Turbid with mud; as, muddy water.

3. Consisting of mud or earth; gross; impure.

This muddy vesture of decay. --Shak.

4. Confused, as if turbid with mud; cloudy in mind; dull; stupid; also, immethodical; incoherent; vague.

Cold hearts and muddy understandings. --Burke.

Dost think I am so muddy, so unsettled. --Shak.

5. Not clear or bright. --Swift.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



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" [syn: {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" [syn: {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" [syn: {dirty}, {dingy}, {muddied}, {muddy}]

4: (of liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters" [syn: {cloudy}, {muddy}, {mirky}, {murky}, {turbid}]


1: dirty with mud [syn: {muddy}, {muddy up}]

2: cause to become muddy; "These data would have muddied the prediction"

3: make turbid; "muddy the water"

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