\ ˈhā-zē \
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 \ adverb
haziness \ˈhā-zē-nəs \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for hazy


beclouded, clouded, cloudy, dull, hazed, heavy, lowering (also louring), overcast, overclouded


clear, cloudless

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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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There can be a fine, if sometimes hazy, line between art, comedy and marijuana. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Cheech Marin of Cheech & Chong talks about pot, comedy, music, golf and his Chicano art museum," 11 July 2018 Skies are clear but hazy, and temperatures fall to lows in the upper 70s/lower 80s. Brian Jackson, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Sweltering conditions will persist through Independence Day," 1 July 2018 Your boundaries might feel a little porous this week, a little hazy, and that’s okay. Claire Comstock-gay, The Cut, "Madame Clairevoyant: Horoscopes for the Week of June 11," 11 June 2018 The Tea Party’s beginnings are hazy, with some activists seeing the movement’s origins in David and Charles Koch’s libertarian organization, Citizens for a Sound Economy, which was founded in 1984. Jane Coaston, Vox, "In 2018, the Tea Party is all in for Trump," 15 May 2018 And for hop heads: a hazy, tropical, extra-dank double IPA called Port Sunlight. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "You Should Really Grab a Beer at This San Diego Brewery’s DTLA Tasting Room," 12 Apr. 2018 The hazy acoustics of the First Church probably diminished the over-all effect. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "The Rebel Harpsichordists," 14 May 2018 Read more: First, there is a very hazy line for most sports fans between who is in the league and who may have retired in the last year or so. Jamie Samuelsen, Detroit Free Press, "Jamie: Could Big3 basketball league happen in other sports?," 13 July 2018 The windows are covered with heavy shades and curtains, sealing the dining room from the world outside in an artificial twilight of pink and orange lights, a hazy glow that benefits neither the food nor the color receptors of the human eye. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: India Oven brings the heat on West Avenue," 12 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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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 \
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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