\ 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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Recent Examples on the Web The projections get hazier in later years, but the city budget and finance officials estimate annual shortfalls of $1 billion and $1 billion in the 2022-23 and 2023-24 fiscal years, respectively. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, "New budget figures raise questions about SF’s financial future — coronavirus efforts costing a lot," 13 May 2020 East Coast Crush BrewDog, Columbus, New England-style India Pale Ale, 4.8% alcohol Citrus and grapefruit hit you in this very hazy, low-alcohol ale that has a lingering finish. Marc Bona, cleveland, "10 beers to try in May (photos)," 10 May 2020 Details are scarce, and memories are hazy, including my own. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "Streaming Releases Test the Waters of a Changed Industry," 1 May 2020 Hold the prism in different positions in front of your lens to get hazy, ghostly, or double exposure effects, and of course, add rainbows to your subjects. Popular Science, "Prisms, crystal balls, and fractal filters for photographers," 23 Oct. 2019 This is a great example of how medical exemptions can get a little hazy. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "What Actually Counts as a Medical Exemption for Vaccines—and What's at Stake When They're Abused," 26 Aug. 2019 Most of the specifics remain fairly hazy: A report on Thursday said intelligence officials had warned House lawmakers that Russia was interfering in the 2020 campaign to try to get President Trump re-elected. Lisa Lerer, New York Times, "Putin’s Ultimate Goal," 24 Feb. 2020 Since going into isolation, my concept of time is hazier than a Grateful Dead show. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "I Don’t Know If It’s Tuesday or Thursday, But I Know What I’m Doing at Lunch," 19 Apr. 2020 The laws on infant formula importation are somewhat hazy. Christina Caron, New York Times, "European Baby Formula That Is Illegally Sold in the United States Carries Risks, Pediatricians Warn," 18 Apr. 2020

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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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28 May 2020

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“Hazy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hazy. Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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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
\ 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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