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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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 For the first time since his hazy memories of childhood Christmases, after 27 moves and a scarring stay in the foster-care system, Smith felt himself settle into a home. Alden Woods, azcentral, "ASU graduates take on the world after changing their own to get a degree," 6 May 2018 The scope of the still-unnamed venture remains hazy beyond stated goals to improve health care and rein in costs for employees. Anna Wilde Mathews, WSJ, "New Details on Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Health Venture Emerge in Court Battle," 30 Jan. 2019 One reason for the split is the Supreme Court’s hazy and evolving jurisprudence. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Behind the Supreme Court’s Dodge," 12 Dec. 2018 Tesla’s third-quarter production report was positive in some ways, but the details were a little hazy. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Another ‘420’ Figure From Tesla Fades Away," 2 Oct. 2018 But watching Arnold on his show is like being cornered by a Trump-hating relative at a family barbecue on one of those long, hazy days in August. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold, explained," 18 Sep. 2018 The lazy, hazy days of summer were met with a retro approach to dressing up by the world’s most stylish. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of July 30, 2018," 30 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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Hazlitt

hazmat

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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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