What is another word for murk?

Pronunciation: [mˈɜːk] (IPA)

The word "murk" refers to a condition where there is a lack of clarity and light. Some synonyms for "murk" include darkness, gloom, obscurity, dimness, haziness, indistinctness, opacity, and cloudiness. These words generally refer to environments or situations where things are difficult to see or understand due to an absence of light. Additionally, the term "murk" can also be used figuratively to describe a situation that is unclear or confusing. Other words that can be used in this context include ambiguity, uncertainty, and vagueness. In general, when referring to situations that are difficult to understand or see, there are many different synonyms that convey the same basic meaning as "murk".

Synonyms for Murk:

What are the hypernyms for Murk?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Murk?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for murk (as verbs)

What are the opposite words for murk?

The word "murk" typically refers to a state or quality of darkness, obscurity, or gloominess. Some common antonyms or opposites of "murk" include "brightness," "clarity," "clearness," "gleam," "glitter," "haze," "illumination," "lucidity," "radiance," "shine," and "transparency." These words connote brightness, lightness, and a sense of transparency, all of which are the opposite of murkiness. These opposite antonyms can be used in various contexts, whether describing the weather, the quality of an image, the clearness of water, or even the transparency of people's intentions. Using antonyms can help to provide a clearer and more concise description of what you are trying to express.

Usage examples for Murk

He stood with his hands gripping the top of the dodger, staring hard into the murk, and then he comprehended.
"Command"
William McFee
They endured long and intense shelling, while through the murk and smoke enemy aeroplanes flew very low, firing their machine-guns at the troops, batteries, and mule convoys, with a good imitation of our own air pilots.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs
Through the murk our guns fired incessantly, almost as intense as the drum-fire which precedes an attack, though there was no attack from our side or the enemy's, and it was a strange, uncanny thing to hear all that crashing of gun-fire and the wail of great shells in flight to the German lines through this midday darkness.
"From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917"
Philip Gibbs

Famous quotes with Murk

  • One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.
    Aldo Leopold
  • Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas pornography only adds to the murk.
    Henry Miller
  • One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of a March thaw, is the spring.
    Aldo Leopold
  • Even in ordinary times there are very few of us who do not see the problems of life as through a glass, darkly; and when the glass is clouded by the murk of furious popular passion, the vision of the best and the bravest is dimmed.
    Theodore Roosevelt
  • There are a few of us — madmen all! — who are in love with knowing, who would sell the last shirt from our backs for one small truth, one tiny star-fire to light up the murk and mystery of what we call our life… We may go blind before we see it, that's the haunting —
    Morris West

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