Muddy Mud"dy, a. [Compar. {Muddier}; superl. {Muddiest}.] 1. Abounding in mud; besmeared or dashed with mud; as, a muddy road or path; muddy boots. [1913 Webster]

2. Turbid with mud; as, muddy water. [1913 Webster]

3. Consisting of mud or earth; gross; impure. [1913 Webster]

This muddy vesture of decay. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Confused, as if turbid with mud; cloudy in mind; dull; stupid; also, immethodical; incoherent; vague. [1913 Webster]

Cold hearts and muddy understandings. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

Dost think I am so muddy, so unsettled. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. Not clear or bright. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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