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
Among a number of figures gathered on a dock, the fuzzy image seems to be that of a woman, her back to the camera, gazing at what may be her crippled aircraft loaded on a barge, and perhaps wondering what her future might hold.
This past April, astrophysicist Kevin Schawinski posted fuzzy pictures of four galaxies on Twitter, along with a request: Could fellow astronomers help him classify them?
However, fuzzy boundaries do not preclude identifiable clusterings; to insist otherwise is anti-empirical and unscientific.
Unable to enforce their edicts without the assistance of regular police, the commission has been trying to cultivate a warmer, fuzzier image.
Peaches have a fuzzy skin and come in many varieties with yellow or white flesh.
Because fish stories typically are passed along by word of mouth, there is a lot of room for lines to blur and details to become fuzzy.
And Luntz provided them with a list of buzzwords and catch-phrases to help them keep it — words, his polls show, that make voters feel warm and fuzzy.
Lookalikes: Blights (such as, phytophthora blight, which lacks the classic fuzzy, gray mold), leaf spots, bud-blast.
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Origin and Etymology of fuzzy
perhaps from Low German fussig loose, spongy
First Known Use: 1713See Words from the same year
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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