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haz·y

 (hā′zē)
adj. haz·i·er, haz·i·est
1. Marked by the presence of haze; misty: hazy sunshine.
2. Unclear, confused, or uncertain: I have only a hazy notion of what she wants. I'm a bit hazy on the new budget.

[Origin unknown.]

haz′i·ly adv.
haz′i·ness n.

hazy

(ˈheɪzɪ)
adj, -zier or -ziest
1. (Physical Geography) characterized by reduced visibility; misty
2. indistinct; vague
[C17: of unknown origin]
ˈhazily adv
ˈhaziness n

ha•zy

(ˈheɪ zi)

adj. -zi•er, -zi•est.
1. characterized by the presence of haze; misty.
2. vague; indefinite; confused: a hazy idea.
[1615–25; orig. uncertain]
ha′zi•ly, v.
ha′zi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hazy - filled or abounding with fog or misthazy - filled or abounding with fog or mist; "a brumous October morning"
cloudy - full of or covered with clouds; "cloudy skies"
2.hazy - indistinct or hazy in outlinehazy - indistinct or hazy in outline; "a landscape of blurred outlines"; "the trees were just blurry shapes"
indistinct - not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand; "indistinct shapes in the gloom"; "an indistinct memory"; "only indistinct notions of what to do"

hazy

adjective
1. misty, faint, dim, dull, obscure, veiled, smoky, cloudy, foggy, overcast, blurry, nebulous The air was filled with hazy sunshine and frost.
misty clear, light, bright, sunny
2. vague, uncertain, unclear, muddled, fuzzy, indefinite, loose, muzzy, nebulous, ill-defined, indistinct I have only a hazy memory of what he was like.
vague clear, detailed, certain, well-defined

hazy

adjective
1. Covered by or as if by a thin coating or film:
2. Heavy, dark, or dense, especially with impurities:
3. Not clearly perceived or perceptible:
Translations
ضبابيغامِض
málo informovanýmlhavýzamlžený
disetuklarusikker
óskÿr, òokukennduróskÿr, óviss
meglen
açık olmayanbulanıkpuslusisli

hazy

[ˈheɪzɪ] ADJ (hazier (compar) (haziest (superl)))
1. (= not clear) [sunshine, morning, view, horizon, sky] (due to mist) → brumoso, neblinoso; (due to heat) → calinoso
it's a bit hazy today (due to mist) → hoy hay un poco de neblina or bruma; (due to heat) → hoy hay un poco de calima
2. (= confused, uncertain) [notion, details] → confuso; [memory] → vago, confuso; [ideas] → poco claro, confuso
I'm a bit hazy about mathstengo las matemáticas poco claras or un poco confusas
I'm hazy about what happenedtengo solamente una vaga idea de lo que ocurrió, no recuerdo muy bien lo que ocurrió
3. (= blurred) [outline, vision] → borroso; [photograph] → nublado

hazy

[ˈheɪzi] adj
[day, afternoon] → brumeux/euse; [sunshine] → voilé(e)
[idea, memory] → vague
to be hazy about sth
He's rather hazy about the details → Il n'a qu'une vague idée des détails.
[outline, view] → flou(e)H-bomb [ˈeɪtʃbɒm] nbombe f H

hazy

adj (+er)
day, morning, weatherdunstig, diesig; sunshine, skytrübe; viewverschwommen; the hazy horizonder im Dunst liegende Horizont; hazy blueblassblau
(= blurred) outline, vision, surroundingsverschwommen
(= confused) notion, details, memoryunklar, vage; to have only a hazy notion/idea of somethingnur unklare or vage Vorstellungen von etw haben; I have only a hazy memory of herich erinnere mich nur dunkel or vage an sie; I’m a bit hazy about thatich bin mir nicht ganz im Klaren darüber; I’m hazy about what really happenedich weiß nicht so genau, was wirklich passiert ist; my memory’s a little hazy on thisich kann mich nur dunkel or vage daran erinnern; she’s still (feeling) hazy (from the anaesthetic (Brit) or anesthetic (US)) → sie ist (von der Narkose) noch benommen

hazy

[ˈheɪzɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (day) → di foschia; (weather) → caliginoso/a; (view) → indistinto/a; (photograph) → leggermente sfocato/a; (uncertain, person) → confuso/a; (unclear, memory, details, idea) → vago/a

haze1

(heiz) noun
a thin mist. The mountains were dim through the haze.
ˈhazy adjective
1. misty. a hazy view of the mountains.
2. not clear or certain. a hazy idea; I'm a bit hazy about what happened.
ˈhaziness noun
References in classic literature ?
A colossal figure, carved apparently in some white stone, loomed indistinctly beyond the rhododendrons through the hazy downpour.
His hazy awareness was no more than an awareness of something--which, by the way, corresponds very fairly with the hazy awareness of the average human of the mysteries of birth and death and of the beyondness about which they have no definiteness of comprehension.
It was one of these covered days of fitful sunshine, of light, unsteady winds, with a swell from the westward, and hazy in general, but with the land about the Cape at times distinctly visible.
This smoke (or flame, perhaps, would be the better word for it) was so bright that the deep blue sky overhead and the hazy stretches of brown common towards Chertsey, set with black pine trees, seemed to darken abruptly as these puffs arose, and to remain the darker after their dispersal.
My spiritual conscience requireth from me that it should be so--that I should know one thing, and not know all else: they are a loathing unto me, all the semi-spiritual, all the hazy, hovering, and visionary.
There were neither leaves nor roses on them now and Mary did not know whether they were dead or alive, but their thin gray or brown branches and sprays looked like a sort of hazy mantle spreading over everything, walls, and trees, and even brown grass, where they had fallen from their fastenings and run along the ground.
In a suit of coarse flannel with horn buttons, a yellow neckerchief with draggled ends, an old hat more russet-coloured than black, and laced boots of the hue of his stony calling, Durdles leads a hazy, gipsy sort of life, carrying his dinner about with him in a small bundle, and sitting on all manner of tombstones to dine.
and Ned's voice showed that his memory was a bit hazy.
I shall call hills steep, which ought to be bold; surfaces strange and uncouth, which ought to be irregular and rugged; and distant objects out of sight, which ought only to be indistinct through the soft medium of a hazy atmosphere.
It was a close, sultry day: devoid of sunshine, but with a sky too dappled and hazy to threaten rain: and our place of meeting had been fixed at the guide-stone, by the cross-roads.
But that was by no means the worst of it, for after a day or two at sea he began to appear on deck with hazy eye, red cheeks, stuttering tongue, and other marks of drunkenness.
It was now the beginning of winter, and I never saw a more cheerless prospect; the dusky woods, piebald with snow, could be only seen indistinctly, through a drizzling hazy atmosphere.