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    Cool murky

    Hi,

    Could the adjective "murky" also mean unfair??

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    Re: murky

    Are you thinking 'dark and dirty' = unfair??
    The closest 'unfair' would come to one of the meanings of 'murky' is "not fully explained or understood, especially through concealed dishonesty or immorality : "The murky world of espionage." It may not be fair is somebody is dishonest, but it doesn't make 'unfair' and 'murky' interchangeable.

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    Cool Re: murky

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Are you thinking 'dark and dirty' = unfair??
    The closest 'unfair' would come to one of the meanings of 'murky' is "not fully explained or understood, especially through concealed dishonesty or immorality : "The murky world of espionage." It may not be fair is somebody is dishonest, but it doesn't make 'unfair' and 'murky' interchangeable.
    So in some very extreme cases it could approach the meaning of "unfair". correct? Thank you!

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    Re: murky

    Murky does not usually mean "unfair".

    It is something that is complicated, probably unpleasant, and about which there is much that is unclear.

    Have you a context for the word?

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    Cool Re: murky

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Murky does not usually mean "unfair".

    It is something that is complicated, probably unpleasant, and about which there is much that is unclear.

    Have you a context for the word?
    No. Just a fishy dictionary. Thank you.

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