adjective (muckier, muckiest)
- 1Covered with dirt or filth: he took off his mucky bootsMore example sentences
dirty, filthy, grimy, muddy, mud-caked, grubby, messy, soiled, stained, smeared, smeary, scummy, slimy, sticky, sooty, dusty, unclean, foul, begrimed, bespattered, befouled, polluted, squalid, insanitaryAustralian/New Zealand • informal scungy• literary besmirched• rare feculent
- Whether going forward or in defence these three were everywhere, covering every mucky blade of grass.
- Muttering and cursing to herself she pulls herself upright and finds that her trousers are covered in mucky water from a bowl that has been left on the floor.
- There was a field beside the road, half mucky dirt and clods, and half graying grass struggling for vitality.
- 1.1 • informal Corrupt or sordid: a mucky mix of political wheeler-dealing and multinational corruptionMore example sentences
- Still, at least we can rely on Richard Curtis to sparkle fairy dust on the mucky world of politics - he's writing a screenplay about the G8 summit.
- Let us escape from the mucky world of politics for a day and enjoy the cleaner healthier world of heavy engineering.
- Through it all, there have been two constants: the Queen is pragmatic and restrained, and the media is all over every mucky story.
- 1.2British • informal Mildly pornographic: mucky booksMore example sentences
- On the first page of Allison's Awakening, one of the mucky books on my bedside shelf, the publishers warn that ‘this book is a work of fiction.’
- Can we expect any more mucky animal porn tasks in this new series?
- Xinhua, China's official news agency, reports that one of its staffers was offered mucky clips as a purchase incentive when he asked for a demo of the video.
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- The muckiness is intensified on warmer days when the snow and ice melts into a brown slush.
- Smiley is matter-of-fact about the muckiness of farm life: castrating piglets, spreading dangerous chemicals and eternal scrubbing.
- Amongst the muckiness of poverty, walking past shops with aisles of dusty goods, along an empty road, I come across a man whistling.