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Synonyms of muddy in English:


  • 1 we picked our way through the muddy ground
    waterlogged, boggy, marshy, swampy, squelchy, squishy, mucky, miry, oozy, slushy, slimy, sodden, spongy, wet, soft, heavy, sloughy;
    Scottish & Northern English  mossy, clarty
    rare quaggy
  • 2 they changed their muddy boots
    [Antonyms] clean
  • 3 muddy water
    murky, cloudy, muddied, turbid, opaque, impure;
    North American  riled, roily, roiled
    [Antonyms] clear
  • 4 the original colours had faded to a muddy pink
    dingy, dirty, drab, dull, sludgy, washed out, flat
  • 5 some sentences are so muddy that their meaning can only be guessed
    incoherent, confused, muddled, jumbled, woolly, vague, fuzzy
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  • 1 you can step ashore without muddying your boots
    make muddy, cake with mud/dirt, dirty, soil, begrime, grime, mire, spatter, bespatter
    literary smirch, besmirch, bemire
  • 2 the results muddy rather than clarify the situation
    [Antonyms] clarify
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