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gauzy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of gauzy

  1. 1 being of a material lacking in sturdiness or substance <gauzy spiderwebs> Synonyms cobwebby, filmy, frothy, flimsy, gossamer, gossamery, insubstantial, sleazy, unsubstantialRelated Words dainty, delicate, fine; feeble, fragile, frail; diaphanous, sheer, transparentNear Antonyms durable, knockabout, lasting, tough; coarse, heavy, rough, rudeAntonyms sturdy, substantial

  2. 2 very thin and easy to see through <gauzy curtains that let plenty of light through> Synonyms cobwebby, diaphanous, filmy, gauzelike, sheer, gossamer, gossamery, see-through, transparentRelated Words peekaboo; clear, crystal, crystalline, limpid, liquid, lucent, pellucid; lucid, translucent; dainty, delicate, flimsy, fragile, frail, insubstantial, unsubstantial; colorless, uncoloredNear Antonyms opaque; cloudy, foggy, hazy, misty, murky, nebulous, smoky (also smokey); drab, dull, lackluster, lusterless

  3. 3 not seen or understood clearly <I have only a gauzy recollection of those long-ago events> Synonyms blear, bleary, blurry, dim, foggy, fuzzy, faint, hazy, indefinite, indistinct, indistinguishable, misty, murky, nebulous, obscure, opaque, pale, shadowy, unclear, undefined, undetermined, vagueRelated Words dark, dusky, gloomy; impalpable, inappreciable, intangible, invisible; hieroglyphic (also hieroglyphical), incomprehensible, indecipherable, indiscernible, inexplicable, mysterious, obfuscatory, puzzlingNear Antonyms bright, distinct, evident, obvious, plain; certain, firm, strong, sureAntonyms clear, definite, pellucid

  4. 4 filled with or dimmed by fine particles (as of dust or water) in suspension <the valley was bathed in the soft gauzy light of an October morn> Synonyms beclouded, befogged, brumous, clouded, cloudy, foggy, hazy, misty, murky, smoggy, soupyRelated Words overcast, rainy, stormy, thick; dirty, miry, mucky, muddy, slimy, slushy, turbid; miasmal, miasmatic, miasmic; smoky (also smokey), smudgy, sooty; filmy, milky, opaqueNear Antonyms bright, clean; clement, fair, sunny, sunshiny; translucent, transparentAntonyms clear, cloudless, limpid, pellucid, unclouded




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