Synonyms for muddy

Synonyms for (verb) muddy

Synonyms: muddy

Definition: make turbid

Usage: muddy the water

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: muddy

Definition: cause to become muddy

Usage: These data would have muddied the prediction

Similar words: obnubilate, obscure, confuse, blur

Definition: make unclear, indistinct, or blurred

Usage: Her remarks confused the debate; Their words obnubilate their intentions


Synonyms: muddy, muddy up

Definition: dirty with mud

Similar words: soil, grime, begrime, bemire, colly, dirty

Definition: make soiled, filthy, or dirty

Usage: don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

Synonyms for (adjective) muddy

Synonyms: mucky, muddy

Definition: dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck

Usage: muddy boots; a mucky stable

Similar words: soiled, dirty, unclean

Definition: soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

Usage: dirty unswept sidewalks; a child in dirty overalls; dirty slums; piles of dirty dishes; put his dirty feet on the clean sheet; wore an unclean shirt; mining is a dirty job; Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves


Synonyms: muddy, murky, mirky, cloudy, turbid

Definition: (of liquids) clouded as with sediment

Usage: a cloudy liquid; muddy coffee; murky waters

Similar words: opaque

Definition: not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight

Usage: opaque windows of the jail; opaque to X-rays


Synonyms: muddied, muddy, dingy, dirty

Definition: (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear

Usage: dirty is often used in combination; a dirty (or dingy) white; the muddied grey of the sea; muddy colors; dirty-green walls; dirty-blonde hair

Similar words: impure

Definition: combined with extraneous elements


Synonyms: waterlogged, quaggy, swampy, mucky, muddy, miry, boggy, marshy, soggy, squashy, sloppy, sloughy

Definition: (of soil) soft and watery

Usage: the ground was boggy under foot; a marshy coastline; miry roads; wet mucky lowland; muddy barnyard; quaggy terrain; the sloughy edge of the pond; swampy bayous

Similar words: wet

Definition: covered or soaked with a liquid such as water

Usage: a wet bathing suit; wet sidewalks; wet weather