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 The particles also blew east, resulting in smoggy, scarlet sunsets over the Midwest and Northeast. Purbita Saha, Popular Science, "12 months of pandemic life in 12 photographs," 11 Mar. 2021 Various analyses in the spring showed little decline in air pollution, despite the steep decrease in traffic and economic activity—and some areas, like Southern California, remain as smoggy as ever. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "20 Things That Went Strangely, Wonderfully Right in 2020," 31 Dec. 2020 The effect of air pollution will be more clearly seen in the next few months, as north India enters its traditionally smoggy winter. Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar, Science | AAAS, "India's COVID-19 cases have declined rapidly—but herd immunity is still far away, scientists say," 29 Oct. 2020 This is happening not just in Ecatepec but throughout the State of Mexico, a smoggy and mountainous region that borders Mexico City on three sides. Seth Harp, Harper's Magazine, "In Harm’s Way," 27 Apr. 2020 Adding to the evidence, two weeks ago typically smoggy Los Angeles had the cleanest air of any major city on Earth, according to IQAir, a tech company that tracks global air quality. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "Before-and-after photos show dramatic decline in air pollution around the world during coronavirus lockdown," 22 Apr. 2020 On a vacant grassy lot squeezed between several smoggy highways lies the property where Colombia’s government hopes to build a large museum paying homage to victims of the country’s long civil conflict. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "‘John R. Bolton, Truest Reaganaut,’ &c.," 28 Jan. 2020 This is happening not just in Ecatepec but throughout the State of Mexico, a smoggy and mountainous region that borders Mexico City on three sides. Seth Harp, Harper's Magazine, "In Harm’s Way," 27 Apr. 2020 With the country lashed by oil spills, mounting levels of pesticides, smoggy skies and polluted waters, a fuse had been lit on America's environmental consciousness. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Born in Wisconsin 50 years ago, Earth Day launched a transformative era. Could coronavirus renew appreciation of science, the environment?," 19 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of smoggy

1905, in the meaning defined above

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19 Mar 2021

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“Smoggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smoggy. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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smoggy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of smoggy

: having a lot of smog

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