\ 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

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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 And what’s more, the new crop of ostensibly union-friendly conservatives are remarkably fuzzy on the details of how their own vision might unfold. J.c. Pan, The New Republic, "There Is No Such Thing as a Conservative Workers’ Movement," 11 Sep. 2020 These days, the feeling is a fuzzy memory for Cantu who, like countless Bay Area restaurant owners, is wrestling with the possibility that his business will be forced to close before the end of the year. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "SF had the country's premier fine dining scene. Do Michelin stars matter now?," 9 Sep. 2020 Louis-Dreyfus' lines stood in contrast to an otherwise warm-and-fuzzy night on which the chief goal was to establish Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as a man of character and empathy. David Bauder, Star Tribune, "Louis-Dreyfus 'proud to be a nasty, nasty woman' for Dems," 21 Aug. 2020 Canada's immigration policy is hardly warm and fuzzy. Clive Thompson, Wired, "Tech Workers Are Living the American Dream—in Canada," 18 Aug. 2020 There’s something so special about a warm and fuzzy robe. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "30 cute loungewear pieces under $30 on Amazon," 5 Aug. 2020 Every time a piece of clothing is washed, small fuzzy bits come loose and go out with the wash. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Microfibers from Blue Jeans Are Polluting Arctic Oceans," 4 Sep. 2020 Whitetail deer fawns lose their spots, and bucks shed the fuzzy velvet covering their antlers. Jim Gilbert, Star Tribune, "The signs abound: Butterflies, birds, humans staging for autumn," 3 Sep. 2020 Think fuzzy slippers, a new robe, a pillowcase or a soft rug on the bedroom floor to greet your feet each morning. Helen Bond, Dallas News, "Happiness hacks: Three ways to add joy to your life," 3 Sep. 2020

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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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The first known use of fuzzy was in 1713

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20 Sep 2020

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“Fuzzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuzzy. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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How to pronounce fuzzy (audio)

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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