tur|bid

tur|bid «TUR bihd», adjective.
1. not clear; cloudy; muddy: »

a turbid river.

2. thick; dense; dark: »

turbid air or smoke.

3. Figurative. confused or disordered: »

a turbid imagination. Clear writers, like fountains, do not seem so deep as they are; the turbid look the most profound (Walter S. Landor).

[< Latin turbidus < turba turmoil, crowd]
tur´id|ly, adverb.
tur´bid|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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