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English definition of “murky”

murky

adjective (UNPLEASANT SITUATION)    /ˈmɜː.ki/ US  /ˈmɝː-/
describes a situation that is complicated and unpleasant , and about which many facts are not clear : He became involved in the murky world of international drug-dealing. I don't want to get into the murky waters of family arguments .Complicated and difficult to doDifficult to understandUncertaintyHesitatingAchievable
(Definition of murky adjective (UNPLEASANT SITUATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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