Definition of fuzzy
1 : marked by or giving a suggestion of fuzz a fuzzy covering of felt a fuzzy stuffed toy
2 : lacking in clarity or definition moving the camera causes fuzzy photos The line between our areas of responsibility is fuzzy. His reasoning is a little fuzzy.
3 : being, relating to, or invoking pleasant and usually sentimental emotions warm and fuzzy feelings
fuzzilyplay \ˈfə-zə-lē\ adverb
fuzzinessplay \ˈfə-zē-nəs\ noun
Examples of fuzzy in a Sentence
The plant has fuzzy leaves.
Without my glasses everything looks fuzzy.
The line between our areas of responsibility is fuzzy.
I think his reasoning is a little fuzzy.
Recent Examples of fuzzy from the Web
Four tricolored bats in Stokes County, on the Virginia line due north of Charlotte, were seen with the whitish, fuzzy fungus growing on their noses, wings and ears.
There were two silky anteaters, or pygmy anteaters, high in the branches of a nearby tree, their fuzzy, pinkish-brown tails intertwined.
Vampire bats dangle from the corners of the ceiling like fuzzy brown fruit.
These warm and fuzzy feelings aren’t shared companywide.
Whether the shove was real, Trump definitely wasn't warm and fuzzy with his European colleagues.
No, this is not a warm and fuzzy evening of musical theater.
Erin Einbender spent $200 at a craft store buying colorful feathers, fuzzy pompom balls and other supplies for her final photography project as a student at the School of the Art Institute.
Its images are supposed to have a resolution of 500-1,000 meters — at least 1,000 times fuzzier than the pics snapped by the American GeoEye-1 commercial imaging satellite.
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Origin and Etymology of fuzzy
perhaps from Low German fussig loose, spongy
First Known Use: 1713
FUZZY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fuzzy for English Language Learners
: covered with short, soft hairs, fur, etc. : covered with fuzz
: not clear : not sharp or distinct
: not clear in thought
FUZZY Defined for Kids
Definition of fuzzy for Students
1 : covered with or looking like short fine hairs or fibers a fuzzy baby bird
2 : not clear a fuzzy memory
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