fuzziness


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fuzz·y

 (fŭz′ē)
adj. fuzz·i·er, fuzz·i·est
1. Covered with fuzz.
2. Of or resembling fuzz.
3. Not clear; indistinct: a fuzzy recollection of past events.
4. Not coherent; confused: a fuzzy plan of action.

[Perhaps from Low German fussig, spongy; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots.]

fuzz′i·ly adv.
fuzz′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fuzziness - the quality of being indistinct and without sharp outlines
opaqueness, opacity - the quality of being opaque to a degree; the degree to which something reduces the passage of light
dimness, faintness - the quality of being dim or lacking contrast
vagueness - indistinctness of shape or character; "the scene had the swirling vagueness of a painting by Turner"
Translations
غُموض، إبْهام
chlupatostneostrost
uskarphed
bodorításbolyhosság
óskÿrleiki
bulanıklıkhavlılık

fuzz

(faz) noun
a mass of soft, light material such as fine light hair etc. The peaches were covered with fuzz.
ˈfuzzy adjective
1. covered with fuzz. fuzzy material.
2. indistinct; blurred; not clear. The television picture was fuzzy.
ˈfuzzily adverb
ˈfuzziness noun
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