Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb muddy

3 senses of muddy

Sense 1
muddy, muddy up -- (dirty with mud)
       => dirty, soil, begrime, grime, colly, bemire -- (make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!")

Sense 2
muddy -- (cause to become muddy; "These data would have muddied the prediction")
       => confuse, blur, obscure, obnubilate -- (make unclear, indistinct, or blurred; "Her remarks confused the debate"; "Their words obnubilate their intentions")

Sense 3
muddy -- (make turbid; "muddy the water")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj muddy

4 senses of muddy

Sense 1
boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy, waterlogged -- ((of soil) soft and watery; "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")

INDIRECT (VIA wet) -> dry -- (free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry")

Sense 2
mucky, muddy -- (dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck; "muddy boots"; "a mucky stable")

INDIRECT (VIA dirty) -> clean -- (free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals")

Sense 3
dirty, dingy, muddied, muddy -- ((of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "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")

INDIRECT (VIA impure) -> pure -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")

Sense 4
cloudy, muddy, mirky, murky, turbid -- ((of liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters")

INDIRECT (VIA opaque) -> clear -- (allowing light to pass through; "clear water"; "clear plastic bags"; "clear glass"; "the air is clear and clean")

Similarity of adj muddy

4 senses of muddy

Sense 1
boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy, waterlogged -- ((of soil) soft and watery; "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")
       => wet (vs. dry) -- (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather")

Sense 2
mucky, muddy -- (dirty and messy; covered with mud or muck; "muddy boots"; "a mucky stable")
       => dirty (vs. clean), soiled, unclean -- (soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "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")

Sense 3
dirty, dingy, muddied, muddy -- ((of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear; "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")
       => impure (vs. pure) -- (combined with extraneous elements)

Sense 4
cloudy, muddy, mirky, murky, turbid -- ((of liquids) clouded as with sediment; "a cloudy liquid"; "muddy coffee"; "murky waters")
       => opaque (vs. clear) -- (not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight; "opaque windows of the jail"; "opaque to X-rays")

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