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murky | murkier | murkiness

murky murkiness murkier
dishonest or morally wrong
  • How to Memorize
    • murky - shady
  • Analysis

    ‘Murky’ was originally used to describe water that is dark and dirty and therefore difficult to see through. The term has since been adapted to describe a complicated and unpleasant situation in which the facts or morality of it are not clear.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsshadowy, obscure, indistinct,
    Antonymslucidluminous, distinct,
  • Example(s)
    1. The politician is thought to be involved in the murky world of the international arms trade.

    2. I’m not sure I would want to go into business with Peter. I think his past is a lot murkier than he lets on.

    3. The documentary helped to shine a light on the murkiness of the finance industry.