Synonyms Examples Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com adjective, cloud·i·er, cloud·i·est. full of or overcast by clouds: a cloudy sky. having little or no sunshine: a cloudy but rainless day. of or like a cloud or clouds; pertaining to clouds. having cloudlike markings: cloudy marble. not clear or transparent: He could not see through the cloudy liquid. obscure; indistinct. darkened by gloom, trouble, etc. under suspicion, disgrace, etc.: a gambler with a cloudy reputation. Origin of cloudy before 900; Middle English cloudi, Old English clūdig
rocky, hilly. See
-y 1 Related forms cloud·i·ly, adverb cloud·i·ness, noun un·cloud·y, adjective Synonyms See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com 1, 2. murky, lowering, shadowy, gloomy, depressing. 5. murky, turbid, muddy, opaque, shadowy. 6. dim, blurred, shadowy, unclear, befogged, muddled, confused. 7. gloomy, lowering. 8. shadowy.
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Examples from the Web for cloudier Historical Examples Clark's observation that it was colder and cloudier than the waters of the Yellowstone still held good. Her features were like marble beneath the silken dusk of her hair which was faintly outlined against the cloudier darkness. British Dictionary definitions for cloudier adjective cloudier or cloudiest covered with cloud or clouds of or like a cloud or clouds streaked or mottled like a cloud opaque or muddy obscure or unclear troubled by gloom or depression his face had a cloudy expression Derived Forms cloudily, adverb cloudiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cloudier cloudy adj.
cludig "rocky, hilly, full of cliffs;" see cloud (n.). Meaning "of the nature of clouds" is recorded from c.1300; meaning "full of clouds" is late 14c.; that of "not clear" is from 1580s. Figurative sense of "gloomy" is late 14c. Related: Cloudiness; cloudily.
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