smoggy

adjective
smog·gy | \ˈsmä-gē, 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

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On the surrounding grounds, cornflowers, foxglove and lily of the valley will be in full force this month, and the air, even in smoggy London, will be scented with apple blossom. Joanna Pocock, latimes.com, "Romance is in the air at London's green spaces," 13 May 2018 Pretty soon, the whole town becomes one big Thneed factory — and then falls into smoggy ruin when the last Truffula tree is toppled. James Hebert, sandiegouniontribune.com, "'The Lorax' arrives in the land of Seuss for musical adaptation's U.S. premiere at Old Globe Theatre," 29 June 2018 From Waiyaki Way highway, a smoggy blanket is visible hanging over downtown Nairobi’s tall buildings, and pockets of trees along the road are covered with traffic soot. Kagondu Njagi, The Christian Science Monitor, "More people choosing to walk, instead of drive, in congested Nairobi," 6 Apr. 2018 Yet without firm action in Warsaw, Poles are in for more smoggy winters. The Economist, "The smog of WarsawWhy 33 of the 50 most-polluted towns in Europe are in Poland," 18 Jan. 2018 India’s Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi ahead of last month’s Hindu Diwali festival to try to curb air pollution in the notoriously smoggy city. Munir Ahmed, USA TODAY, "Smog is so bad in India, Pakistan, motorists can't see to drive," 5 Nov. 2017 India’s Supreme Court banned the sale of firecrackers in New Delhi ahead of last month’s Hindu Diwali festival to try to curb air pollution in the notoriously smoggy city. Washington Post, "Smog blankets Pakistan, India, causing accidents, illness," 5 Nov. 2017 Perhaps the very first processes, the first primordial mixings needed to spark life, are already underway beneath the smoggy nitrogen atmosphere. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Farewell to the Greatest Space Mission of Our Time," 11 Sep. 2017 The Voyager probes couldn’t pierce the thick smoggy veil of Titan’s nitrogen and methane atmosphere decades earlier, but scientists were intrigued by its chemical composition. Charlie Wood, The Christian Science Monitor, "Ringing success: How Cassini spacecraft has altered knowledge of enigmatic Saturn," 10 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of smoggy

1905, in the meaning defined above

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smoggy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of smoggy

: having a lot of smog

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