smoggy

adjective
smog·​gy | \ ˈsmä-gē How to pronounce smoggy (audio) , ˈsmȯ- \
smoggier; smoggiest

Definition of smoggy

: characterized by or abounding in smog a smoggy haze smoggy freeways

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Examples of smoggy in a Sentence

it was hard to see through the smoggy afternoon sky
Recent Examples on the Web Mile after mile of two-, three- and four-story apartment buildings stretch to the smoggy horizon. New York Times, "As New Delhi Counts the Dead, Questions Swirl About Police Response," 5 Mar. 2020 Geely has a history of combating China's notoriously smoggy air with in-car filtration systems. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Chinese Automaker Geely Claims It's Got a Coronavirus-Fighting EV," 3 Mar. 2020 By comparison, bustling and smoggy Los Angeles had 2,443 bad air days — 296 fewer days. Gabrielle Canon, USA TODAY, "Conservation groups sue BLM over California fracking plan," 14 Jan. 2020 In the distance, candle-like minarets mark the extent of the historic Old City, laid out 1,050 years ago; ahead, the Pyramids of Giza are lost in the smoggy heat of the evening. Anthony Sattin, Condé Nast Traveler, "As Travelers Return to Egypt, Look Past Cairo," 24 Dec. 2019 Air pollution has been killing people since the Industrial Revolution, and the worst excesses today are no worse than London’s pea soup in the 19th century or Japan’s smoggy 1960s. Jonathan Tirone | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Air Pollution," 6 Nov. 2019 Countries such as Britain, Japan, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Albania, Cuba, Russia, Vietnam, New Zealand and Canada have less smoggy air. San Diego Union-Tribune, "AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s twisted reality on guns, environment," 22 Sep. 2019 For all of this month, New Delhi’s persistent smoggy woes have disrupted life in the Indian capital, enforced school closures and raised health alarms all over the world. Sanaya Chandar, Quartz India, "Bengaluru, Delhi, and Mumbai are some of the least inclusive global cities," 21 Nov. 2019 Countries such as Britain, Japan, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Albania, Cuba, Russia, Vietnam, New Zealand and Canada have less smoggy air. San Diego Union-Tribune, "AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s twisted reality on guns, environment," 22 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of smoggy

1905, in the meaning defined above

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24 Mar 2020

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“Smoggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smoggy. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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smoggy

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English Language Learners Definition of smoggy

: having a lot of smog

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