AskDefine | Define muddy

Dictionary Definition

muddy adj
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, quaggy, sloughy, swampy]
2 dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck; "muddy boots"; "a mucky stable" [syn: mucky]
3 (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "dirty" is often used in combination; "a dirty (or dingy) white"; "the muddied gray of the sea"; "muddy colors"; "dirty-green walls"; "dirty-blonde hair" [syn: dirty, dingy, muddied]
4 (of especially liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters" [syn: cloudy, mirky, murky, turbid]

Verb

1 dirty with mud [syn: muddy up]
2 cause to become muddy; "These data would have muddied the prediction"
3 make turbid; "muddy the water" [also: muddied, muddiest, muddier]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Covered with or full of mud or wet soil.
    He slogged across the muddy field.
    Take off your muddy boots before you come inside.
  2. Not clear; mixed up or blurry.
    The picture is decent, but the sound is muddy.

Translations

covered with mud
  • Spanish: turbio, fangoso, barroso

Verb

  1. To get mud on something.
    If you muddy your shoes don't wear them inside.
  2. To make a mess or create confusion.
    The discussion only muddied their understanding of the subject.

Extensive Definition

Muddy is the name of several places in the United States:
Muddy may also refer to:
muddy in French: Muddy
muddy in Dutch: Muddy
muddy in Polish: Muddy
muddy in Volapük: Muddy

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

achromatic, achromic, addled, amorphous, anemic, ashen, ashy, becloud, bedraggled, befog, befouled, begrime, bemire, bemud, besmirch, besmirched, besmoke, besoil, bespatter, black, bled white, blind, bloodless, blotchy, blur, blurred, boggish, boggy, cadaverous, chloranemic, chuckhole, clear as mud, cloud, cloudy, colorless, conceal, confuse, confused, dark, dead, deadly pale, deathly pale, dim, dimmed, dingy, dirt, dirty, dirty up, discolored, drab, draggled, dull, dungy, dust, dusty, etiolated, exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, fade, faded, faint, fallow, feculent, fenny, filthy, flat, fog, foggy, foul, fouled, fuliginous, fuzz, fuzzy, ghastly, gloomy, gray, grime, grimy, grubby, grungy, haggard, hazy, hick town, hide, hueless, hypochromic, impure, indeterminate, indistinct, jerkwater town, lackluster, leaden, livid, lurid, lusterless, make uncertain, marish, marshy, mat, mealy, messy, mire, mirish, miry, misty, mix up, mixed-up, moorish, moory, muck, muck up, mucky, mud, muddle, muddled, mudhole, murky, nasty, nebulous, neutral, obscure, one-horse town, oozy, opaque, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, paludal, paludous, pasty, plashy, poachy, quaggy, quagmiry, rile, riley, roily, sallow, screen, scruffy, shadowy, shapeless, sickly, slabby, slime, slimy, slobby, sloppy, sloshy, sloughy, slovenly, sludgy, slushy, smirch, smirched, smirchy, smoke, smoky, smooch, smudge, smudgy, smutchy, smutty, snuffy, soft, soil, soiled, soily, soot, sooty, sordid, spatter, splashy, sposhy, spouty, squalid, squashy, squelchy, squishy, squushy, subdued, subfusc, swampish, swampy, tallow-faced, tarnish, toneless, transcendent, turbid, uliginous, unclean, uncleanly, unclear, uncolored, unplain, untidy, vague, wan, washed out, washed-out, waxen, weak, whey-faced, whistle-stop, white
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