\ 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 fuzzy (audio) \ adverb
fuzziness \ ˈfə-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce fuzzy (audio) \ noun

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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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Recent Examples on the Web The picture on the screen was fuzzy and the sound wasn’t working, but the images permeated the static: Two planes had crashed into the sides of skyscrapers. Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2021 Told timeline is fuzzy but process could be completed sometime during the academic year. Jason Beede, orlandosentinel.com, 2 Sep. 2021 In addition to being fuzzy, the planet’s core is huge. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Aug. 2021 The sand dollars that have been washing up at Seaside might still be fuzzy, but the Seaside Aquarium reiterated that nothing can be done to save their lives. oregonlive, 17 Aug. 2021 But with some people camping or living in vans by choice and others eager for a roof over their heads amid the city’s affordable housing crisis, the line between who’s homeless in the community and who’s not can be fuzzy. Bethany Rodgers, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 July 2021 Then several thousand people swamped Gletow’s website and Facebook page, many to snap up the wishes, including swim lessons, fuzzy blankets and computers. Washington Post, 13 July 2021 My favorite thing about chilly climates is snuggling under my fuzzy blankets. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2020 After the first use, my new walnut cutting board was sort of fuzzy, like a giant kiwi fruit. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 12 Aug. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuzzy. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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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


\ 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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