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Old 29th October 2010, 07:40 PM   #1
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Default Murky waters

I need a good word for 'murky'

As in 'For private groups on the internet all this stuff about data protection is all very murky.

sucio is not really it. Possibly tenebroso ???? Any ideas

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Old 30th October 2010, 02:15 AM   #2
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I need a good word for 'murky'

As in 'For private groups on the internet all this stuff about data protection is all very murky.

sucio is not really it. Possibly tenebroso ???? Any ideas

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When you say 'all this stuff about data protection is all very murky', do you say that it is 'suspicious'?
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Old 30th October 2010, 02:53 AM   #3
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I need a good word for 'murky'

As in 'For private groups on the internet all this stuff about data protection is all very murky.

sucio is not really it. Possibly tenebroso ???? Any ideas

Cheers
there´s oscuro , which, like "murky", can have both the connotation of "unclear" and "dangerous, uncertain, sinister." If you really mean only "unclear" you could use incierto or poco claro. tenebroso is more the scary, sinister kind of dark than merely the unclear kind.
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Old 30th October 2010, 01:18 PM   #4
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"Turbio" is an adjective that can be applied both to waters - agua turbia = murky waters - and to a nything unclear, dubious, suspicious... - un asunto turbio
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Old 30th October 2010, 10:58 PM   #5
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Thanks guys.

Yes I'm looking for murky as in sinister, dangerous, hidden traps, incomplete, unhelpful

I think I'll go with turbio and hold tenebroso in reserve.

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