hazy

adjective
\ ˈhā-zē How to pronounce hazy (audio) \
hazier; haziest

Definition of hazy

1 : made dim or cloudy by or as if by fine dust, smoke, or light vapor in the air : obscured by or as if by haze (see haze entry 1 sense 1a) hazy weather a hazy view of the mountains
2 : vague, indefinite has only a hazy recollection also : uncertain I'm hazy on that point

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Other Words from hazy

hazily \ ˈhā-​zə-​lē How to pronounce hazily (audio) \ adverb
haziness \ ˈhā-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce haziness (audio) \ noun

Examples of hazy in a Sentence

We had only a hazy view of the mountain. He gave us a hazy account of how he had spent the last two weeks. She has only hazy memories of the accident.
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The categories of citizenship, ethnicity, and belonging are always in flux, hazy around the edges. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, "The Weaponization of National Belonging, from Nazi Germany to Trump," 21 July 2019 In these stories, the borders between hope, delusion and dishonesty are hazy and heavily trafficked. Laura Kolbe, WSJ, "‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ Review: Wishing and Waiting," 12 July 2019 The circumstances surrounding the production of an 1851 half-plate daguerreotype of abolitionist and women’s rights advocate Lucretia Mott are far hazier. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "How the Camera Introduced Americans to Their Heroines," 9 July 2019 Milwaukee skies were slightly hazy Sunday evening as smoke drifted from wildfires in Canada. Nina Bertelsen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smoke from Canadian wildfires lingers over Wisconsin," 7 July 2019 How Chasmaporthetes fits into North America’s ancient ecology is still somewhat hazy. Riley Black, Smithsonian, "Prehistoric Hyena’s Teeth Show Bone-Crushing Carnivore Roamed the Arctic," 19 June 2019 But across the state, the future of craft brewing is hazy. nola.com, "Louisiana craft brewers tap into competition, slowing sales," 16 June 2019 This is what makes Seo’s book so engrossing: it is filled with riveting, deeply researched accounts of interactions between drivers and cops back when the rules governing such incidents were still hazy. The New Yorker, "What We’re Reading This Summer," 4 June 2019 The turmoil seems like a hazy memory in the aftermath of the franchise-changing announcement from James’ sports agency that the 14-time All-Star would join the Lakers. Nathan Fenno, latimes.com, "It was 16 months ago when Jeanie Buss made a daring move to seize control of the Lakers," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of hazy

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hazy

origin unknown

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Dictionary Entries near hazy

Hazleton

Hazlitt

hazmat

hazy

hazy blue

hazzan

hazzanuth

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hazy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of hazy

: partly hidden, darkened, or clouded by dust, smoke, or mist : hidden by haze also : having or filled with haze
: not clear in thought or meaning
: not certain

hazy

adjective
\ ˈhā-zē How to pronounce hazy (audio) \
hazier; haziest

Kids Definition of hazy

1 : partly hidden or darkened by dust, smoke, or fine particles of water in the air They only saw the hazy strip of land …— Lois Lowry, Number the Stars
2 : not clear in thought or meaning : vague a hazy memory

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