I. adjective (muddier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. morally impure ; base 2. a. full of or covered with mud b. characteristic or suggestive of mud <
a muddy flavor
muddy colors
c. turbid with sediment 3. a. lacking in clarity or brightness ; cloudy, dull <
a muddy recording
eyes muddy with sleep
b. obscure in meaning ; muddled, confused <
muddy thinking
a muddy style
muddily adverbmuddiness noun II. transitive verb (muddied; muddying) Date: 1601 1. to soil or stain with or as if with mud 2. to make turbid 3. to make cloudy or dull 4. confuse

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