fuzzier; fuzziest
: marked by or giving a suggestion of fuzz
a fuzzy covering of felt
a fuzzy stuffed toy
: 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.
: being, relating to, or invoking pleasant and usually sentimental emotions
warm and fuzzy feelings
fuzzily adverb
fuzziness 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.
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Word History


perhaps from Low German fussig loose, spongy

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fuzzy was in 1713

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“Fuzzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuzzy. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


fuzzier; fuzziest
: covered with or resembling fuzz
: not clear : indistinct
a fuzzy picture
: being, relating to, or causing pleasant and usually emotional feelings
warm and fuzzy feelings
fuzzily adverb
fuzziness noun

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