fuzzy

adjective
\ˈfə-zē \
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 \ adverb
fuzziness \ˈfə-zē-nəs \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for fuzzy

Synonyms

indefinite, inexplicit, muzzy, unclear, vague

Antonyms

clear, definite, explicit, specific

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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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This is the third injury Ball has had with a timetable that's been a little bit fuzzy. Tania Ganguli, latimes.com, "Lakers! Jordan Clarkson had a really fun week," 25 Jan. 2018 Could be anything: infinity mood rings, infinity cabbage patch dolls, infinity marbles, infinity fuzzy dice. Gary Thompson, Philly.com, "What are the infinity stones that drive the plot of 'Avengers: Infinity War'?," 25 Apr. 2018 Megan Keely came back from the first Women's March back in January of 2017 with more than a fuzzy pink hat and soggy shoes. Gary Graff, Billboard, "Megan Keely Shares Women's March-Inspired 'Stronger': Premiere," 29 Mar. 2018 Of course, the masterful ombres looked just as stunning when gathered into sunray pleats, layered in sheer gauze or printed on fuzzy bucket hats. Sam Reed, The Hollywood Reporter, "At Sies Marjan and Zimmermann, More Is More," 13 Feb. 2018 Come to think of it, the scale of the horses from up in the sky, and the warm, fuzzy feeling of being there, was probably comparable. Donna Bulseco, WSJ, "The Great American Road Trip Goes Luxe—For Better or Worse," 12 July 2018 Oxley has a history of painting happy bunnies and pink fuzzy monsters in places he's not supposed to. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Cheboygan has the same happy bunnies as Royal Oak: Here's why.," 6 July 2018 Chiffon was treated, trimmed and shaved to create texture, and sequins were used to fabulous effect – looking soft and mimicking the fuzzy stuff on a chocolate suit and a cream dress, and creating hard shell tops for others. Rhonda Richford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Fendi Embraces Faux Over Fur in Paris Couture Show," 5 July 2018 Drain flies, those fuzzy little moth-like creatures with oversize wings, were a problem in other eateries. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "Large roaches, moldy turkey close down Philly eateries | Clean Plates," 2 July 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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11 Oct 2018

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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 \
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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