Definition of 'murky'
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The story shone a light into the murky world of lobbying and corruption. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The two are plunged into a murky world of murder, politics and conspiracies. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Almost two years after it last reported on the murky world of insurers selling annuities, the financial watchdog has finally published another review. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And this is where the picture gets a little murky. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But this is where things get morally murky. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What the books suggest instead is rather murky. Christianity Today (2000)That both have too many connections with those with a murky past. The Sun (2016)The murky worlds in which he moved are also a problem. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)It all still seems a bit murky. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After that it gets a little murky. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His murky past has also been a prominent feature of the campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How far into the murky world of echoes do we wish to follow? The Times Literary Supplement (2010)That said, darker scenes looked murky. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They had to bat for much of the time in light so murky that many umpires would have been heading for the pavilion. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Perhaps the Government will shine a light into the murky world of public sector behaviour. The Sun (2010)It's all a little bit murky. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's time the law shone a light into murky corners. The Sun (2012)I was on holiday with my girlfriend and the sea was a bit murky. The Sun (2015)It is all rather murky. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But as the play moves into the auditorium proper to continue its parallel romance plots, the story gets murky rather than alluring. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Colours were good, if none too subtle, but poor contrast made for murky dark scenes with objects lacking depth. Times, Sunday Times (2007)How persistently this question of the interests in politics, and the clash of interests, keeps raising its head from the murky deep. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She sighed and shook her head and going to the window, leaned her head against the panes and stared out over the dark, murky city. THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
Trends of 'murky'
Used Occasionally. murky is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'murky'
British English: murky ADJECTIVE
A murky place or time of day is dark and rather unpleasant because there is not enough light.
The large lamplit room was murky with woodsmoke.
Definition of murky from the Collins English Dictionary
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