See also: Murky
- Hard to see through, as a fog or mist.
- 1837, “Boz” [pseudonym; Charles Dickens], “The Streets by Night”, in Sketches by Boz: Illustrative of Every-day Life, and Every-day People. The Second Series, London: John Macrone, […], OCLC 905901972, page 19:
- The Streets of London, to be beheld in the very height of their glory, should be seen on a dark, dull, murky, winter's night, when there is just enough damp gently stealing down to make the pavement greasy without cleansing it of any of its impurities, […]
- Dark, dim, gloomy.
- 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene i], page 14:
- Ferdinand: As I hope / For quite dayes, faire Iſſue, and long life, / With ſuch loue, as 'tis now the murkieſt den, / The moſt opportune place, the ſtrongſt ſuggeſtion, / Our worſer Genius can, shall neuer melt / Mine honor into luſt, […]
- Cloudy, indistinct, obscure.
- murky territory
- 2022 December 23, Keith Bradsher; Amy Chang Chien; Joy Dong, “As Cases Explode, China’s Low Covid Death Toll Convinces No One”, in The New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331:
- China’s murky statistics are fueling widespread public distrust. Its narrow definition of Covid deaths “will very much underestimate the true death toll,” the W.H.O. says.
- (by extension) Dishonest, shady.
hard to see through
dark, dim, gloomy — see gloomy
cloudy, indistinct, obscure — see obscure
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