[syn: murky, mirky]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Murky \Murk"y\, a. [Compar. Murkier; superl. Murkiest.] [OE.
mirke, merke, AS. myrce, mirce; akin to Icel. myrkr, Dan. &
1. Dark; gloomy. "The murkiest den." --Shak.
A murky deep lowering o'er our heads. --Addison.
2. Obscured by haze or mist; clouded; turbid; as, poor
visibility in the murky water.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: (of liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid";
"muddy coffee"; "murky waters" [syn: cloudy, muddy,
mirky, murky, turbid]
2: dark or gloomy; "a murky dungeon"; "murky rooms lit by smoke-
blackened lamps" [syn: murky, mirky]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
94 Moby Thesaurus words for "murky":
ambiguous, amorphous, amphibological, besmirched, black, blackened,
bleak, blind, blotchy, caliginous, clear as mud, clouded, cloudy,
dark, dark-colored, darkened, darkish, darksome, dim, dimmish,
dimpsy, dingy, dirty, discolored, dismal, double-edged,
double-faced, drab, dreary, dun, dusk, dusky, equivocal, filthy,
foggy, foul, foxed, foxy, fuliginous, funereal, fuzzy, glooming,
gloomy, glowering, grey, grim, grimy, grubby, hazy, indeterminate,
indistinct, inky, lowering, misty, mucky, muddy, murk, murksome,
nasty, nebulous, nubilous, obscure, opaque, overcast, roily,
semidark, shadowy, shady, shapeless, sibylline, smirched, smoky,
smudgy, smutty, soiled, somber, sooty, sordid, squalid, stained,
stigmatic, stigmatiferous, stigmatized, subfusc, tainted,
tarnished, tenebrous, threatening, transcendent, turbid, unclean,
unclear, unplain, vague