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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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 Maybe those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are a little bit too much of the first two and not enough of the latter. Katherine Fominykh, baltimoresun.com, "Ring of Honor wrestling tour returns home to Baltimore," 27 June 2018 Ready yourself for those lazy, hazy days and hot, hot nights, because summer weather has all but settled. Glamour, "52 Summer Outfit Ideas to Start Planning Now," 2 May 2018 This is an area hazier than gray and more nebulous than fog. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Is Healthy Snack Food Actually Healthy—or Just Addictive?," 18 Jan. 2019 Within moments after touching down, InSight took a picture of the red planet's surface, with its hazy atmosphere in the background. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "NASA does it again by landing safely on Mars—something no one else has done," 26 Nov. 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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