fuzzy

adjective
\ ˈfə-zē How to pronounce fuzzy (audio) \
fuzzier; fuzziest

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

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Other Words from fuzzy

fuzzily \ ˈfə-​zə-​lē How to pronounce fuzzily (audio) \ adverb
fuzziness \ ˈfə-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce fuzziness (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for fuzzy

Synonyms

furry, hairy, rough, shaggy, woolly (also wooly)

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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.
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Unlike the current night-vision goggles, a monocle-like device that shows a fuzzy green picture at night, the new goggles are designed like binoculars and are wirelessly linked to the sight on a soldier’s weapon. Jim Michaels, USA TODAY, "Army's new weapon: 'Enemy can’t see we’re targeting him until we pull the trigger'," 9 May 2018 The singer wore a fuzzy blue sweater, tiny red sunglasses, and white trousers. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Dressed as “Captain Marvel” And More of the Weekend’s Stylish Celeb Moments," 29 Apr. 2019 Case in point: Dua Lipa, who made waves on the other side of the world, matching her fuzzy green bag to a verdant garden while on a casual stroll through Shanghai. Vogue, "The 17 Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Dev Hynes, Naomi Campbell, and More," 20 Apr. 2019 In other words, this fuzzy image is just the beginning of black hole astronomy rather than the end. John Wenz, Popular Mechanics, "We've Seen a Black Hole Directly for the First Time," 10 Apr. 2019 Those pictures will still be a tad fuzzy, due to the vehicle’s distance from the object. Loren Grush, The Verge, "How to watch as NASA sends a spacecraft past a rock at the edge of the Solar System," 30 Dec. 2018 Like that loaf of bread in your pantry, your favorite moisturizer can start growing fuzzy, green mold. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Here's Exactly What Causes Mold to Grow in Skin-Care Products — and How to Avoid It," 19 Sep. 2018 But the estimates for a D.C. military parade are still fuzzy. Judson Berger, Fox News, "Trump blames DC pols for delayed military parade, says he'll buy jet fighters instead and go to Paris," 17 Aug. 2018 There are all kinds of textures, too: From long and thick (like beaver), to short and satiny (like mink), to matted and fuzzy (like shearling). Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Best Ethical Clothing Brands Out There," 5 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of fuzzy

1713, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fuzzy

perhaps from Low German fussig loose, spongy

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fuzzy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fuzzy

: covered with short, soft hairs, fur, etc. : covered with fuzz
: not clear : not sharp or distinct
: not clear in thought

fuzzy

adjective
\ ˈfə-zē How to pronounce fuzzy (audio) \
fuzzier; fuzziest

Kids Definition of fuzzy

1 : covered with or looking like short fine hairs or fibers a fuzzy baby bird
2 : not clear a fuzzy memory

Other Words from fuzzy

fuzziness \ ˈfə-​zē-​nəs \ noun

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