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misty

adjective \ˈmis-tē\

: full of mist

: not clearly seen or remembered

mist·i·ermist·i·est

Full Definition of MISTY

1
a :  obscured by mist
b :  consisting of or marked by mist
2
a :  indistinct <a misty recollection of the event>
b :  vague, confused <avoided the large, vague, misty issues — Reuben Abel>
3
:  tearful
mist·i·ly \-tə-lē\ adverb
mist·i·ness \-tē-nəs\ noun
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Examples of MISTY

  1. <enjoyed the misty view of the thunderous falls from the deck of the sightseeing boat>
  2. <I've a misty understanding of the issue but not so much that I could vote intelligently.>

First Known Use of MISTY

before 12th century

Rhymes with MISTY

MISTIEST Defined for Kids

misty

adjective \ˈmi-stē\
mist·i·ermist·i·est

Definition of MISTY for Kids

1
:  full of very tiny drops of water <a misty valley>
2
:  clouded by tears <I looked at the photo through misty eyes.>
3
:  vague 3, indistinct <a misty memory>
mist·i·ly \-stə-lē\ adverb

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