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murky (adj.)

"dark, obscure, gloomy," mid-14c., from murk + -y (2). Rare before 17c. The older adjective was simply murk. Related: Murkily; murkiness.

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Definitions of murky

murky (adj.)
(of liquids) clouded as with sediment;
murky waters
Synonyms: cloudy / muddy / mirky / turbid
murky (adj.)
dark or gloomy;
murky rooms lit by smoke-blackened lamps
a murky dungeon
Synonyms: mirky
From wordnet.princeton.edu