\ 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

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 organic marijuana market right now is a bit hazy, with lots of products billed as organic marijuana that are really far from that. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Why the future of marijuana farming could be craft weed," 21 Nov. 2018 By their logic, the hazier the recollection, the more credible the allegation. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "The Mitchell Memo’s Devastating Conclusions," 2 Oct. 2018 But the report has not yet been confirmed by other media outlets, and its sourcing is hazy. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "New developments about Mueller, Manafort, and Corsi.," 27 Nov. 2018 There are two saisons in the opening lineup, an interesting decision in a climate where IPAs from hazy to super dry are all the rage. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Vennture Brew Co. brings coffee and beer to Washington Heights neighborhood," 11 July 2018 The hazy evidence on smoking weed in pregnancy Since the late 1980s, researchers have known that THC — the active ingredient in cannabis — can cross the placenta and reach the fetus. Julia Belluz, Vox, "More pregnant women are using marijuana. We don’t know if that’s safe.," 20 Nov. 2018 Instead, Lauren opts for the sounds of a hazy electric guitar wrapped around producer Kid Harpoon's brooding R&B beat. Dan Barna, Teen Vogue, "Lauren Jauregui Debuts Video for "Expectations," Her First Solo Single," 24 Oct. 2018 One figure is a wash of blues and pinks, a few hazy lines denoting her waist and thigh. Christina Cacouris, Marie Claire, "This Artist Uses Gold and Glitter to Destigmatize Period Blood," 11 Sep. 2018 The origin of cloud eye makeup is a bit hazy (so to speak), but the trend has been building up steam over the past year. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Cloud Eye Makeup: How to Try the Viral Trend Taking Over Instagram," 31 Aug. 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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