Murky is characterized by a heavy dimness or obscurity caused by or like that caused by overhanging fog or smoke. Murky derives from the Old Norse myrkr (dark, darkness) and the Middle English mirk or murk (also dark or darkness).
Murky can also be defined as vague, obscure, unclear or confused, like saying “That’s a murky statement.” I enjoy the word murky because it’s one of those delightful descriptors that can add such flavor to one’s writing and vocabulary.
Now that’s as murky a view as any I’ve ever seen…
Murky is a word I have known for practically forever. I honestly can’t think of a time I didn’t love using the word murky to describe things (my love of words goes way back to my first word being “pretty”, lol). Is murky a word you’re familiar with or one you use often?
Namaste ~ Ella
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