fuzzy

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adjective \ˈfə-zē\

Definition of fuzzy

fuzzier

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fuzziest

  1. 1 :  marked by or giving a suggestion of fuzz a fuzzy covering of felt a fuzzy stuffed toy

  2. 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. 3 :  being, relating to, or invoking pleasant and usually sentimental emotions warm and fuzzy feelings

fuzzily

play \ˈfə-zə-lē\ adverb

fuzziness

play \ˈfə-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of fuzzy in a Sentence

  1. The plant has fuzzy leaves.

  2. Without my glasses everything looks fuzzy.

  3. The line between our areas of responsibility is fuzzy.

  4. I think his reasoning is a little fuzzy.

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Origin and Etymology of fuzzy

perhaps from Low German fussig loose, spongy


First Known Use: 1713


FUZZY Defined for English Language Learners

fuzzy

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adjective

Definition of fuzzy for English Language Learners

  • : covered with short, soft hairs, fur, etc. : covered with fuzz

  • : not clear : not sharp or distinct

  • : not clear in thought


FUZZY Defined for Kids

fuzzy

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adjective \ˈfə-zē\

Definition of fuzzy for Students

fuzzier

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fuzziest

  1. 1 :  covered with or looking like short fine hairs or fibers a fuzzy baby bird

  2. 2 :  not clear a fuzzy memory

fuzziness

\ˈfə-zē-nəs\ noun


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