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Definition of murky adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (murkier, murkiest)
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  1. 1(of a liquid) not clear; dark or dirty with mud or another substance synonym cloudy She gazed into the murky depths of the water.
  2. 2(of air, light, etc.) dark and unpleasant because of smoke, fog, etc. a murky night
  3. 3(disapproving or humorous) (of people's actions or character) not clearly known and suspected of not being honest He had a somewhat murky past. the murky world of arms dealing
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