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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Prior to its launch, astronomers knew planets existed around other stars, but their knowledge beyond that was fuzzy. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "NASA is about to turn off the Kepler spacecraft, and it will drift away," 30 Oct. 2018 Worse than the fuzzy math, though, is the fact that Trump’s minions began saying this surge was because of rapper Kanye West, who starting sharing his love for the president on social media that week. Angela Helm, The Root, "We Knew When Trump Said His Numbers Doubled Among the Blacks That He Was Lying. Here’s Why," 8 May 2018 Then, when the petals are all gone, scoop off the fuzzy choke and savor the soft heart, dunking it in even more butter. Melissa Clark, charlotteobserver, "Diving into the delicious mess that is the artichoke | Charlotte Observer," 15 May 2018 Then, when the petals are all gone, scoop off the fuzzy choke and savor the soft heart, dunking it in even more butter. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "Diving Into the Artichoke, That Delicious Mess," 4 May 2018 Regarding the second prong of Dynamex—Does the worker perform work that's outside the employer's core business?—defining a core business could get a lot fuzzier. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "Gig economy 101—“I came to this bar in a Lyft, should I feel guilty about that?”," 3 Aug. 2018 This much is undeniable, but from here the story of the Jackson patriarch, who died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 89, begins to get fuzzy. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, "Joe Jackson Was Left Out of Son Michael's Will: 'This Is a Decision His Son Made' Says Lawyer," 27 June 2018 Yet when applied to our own species, the distinction becomes more fuzzy. Tim Vernimmen, Scientific American, "Babysitting Mammals Keep It in the Family," 20 June 2018 That relationship is not likely to disappear in the short term, but the longer-term view is a lot fuzzier. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Here's Why Amazon Wants to Start Its Own Delivery Service," 9 Feb. 2018

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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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