Antonyms for muck


Grammar : Noun
Spell : muhk
Phonetic Transcription : mʌk


Definition of muck

Origin :
  • mid-13c., "cow dung and vegetable matter spread as manure," from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse myki, mykr "cow dung," Danish møg, from Proto-Germanic *muk-, *meuk- "soft." Meaning "unclean matter generally" is from c.1300. Muck-sweat first attested 1690s.
  • noun refuse
  • noun messy substance
Example sentences :
  • "Heave that muck overboard," he ordered some of those who stood idling in the waist.
  • Extract from : « Captain Blood » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Now he was not only hopelessly down in the muck of poverty, but hopelessly dishonored.
  • Extract from : « Garrison's Finish » by W. B. M. Ferguson
  • Nae muck le o' that, but a douce, good-humored lassie for a' that.
  • Extract from : « The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II) » by Charles James Lever
  • They are too pure to have a market value; they contain no muck.
  • Extract from : « Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience » by Henry David Thoreau
  • Muck or pond dirt could be used in the same way, in place of manure.
  • Extract from : « Guano » by Solon Robinson
  • Muck set a high price upon them, and the bargain was soon struck.
  • Extract from : « The Oriental Story Book » by Wilhelm Hauff
  • The door opened, and Muck saw many dogs and cats walking in.
  • Extract from : « The Oriental Story Book » by Wilhelm Hauff
  • There is plenty of muck in the hollow, and I'd be glad to have it cleared out.
  • Extract from : « Reels and Spindles » by Evelyn Raymond
  • "That's how I got inter this muck hole," growled the old lumberman.
  • Extract from : « Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp » by Annie Roe Carr
  • There was no one to give him farewell when he emerged from the muck.
  • Extract from : « The Trail of the Hawk » by Sinclair Lewis

Synonyms for muck

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