- characterized by the presence of haze; misty: hazy weather.
- lacking distinctness or clarity; vague; indefinite; obscure; confused: a hazy idea.
Origin of hazy
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Examples from the Web for haziness
Light had banished the haziness from his eye, and his step was a good deal firmer.Robert Falconer
They stared at him and the haziness cleared a little as he saw they did not understand.The Nothing Equation
His haziness in connection with the matter extends even to his illustration.The Soul of Golf
Percy Adolphus Vaile
Jacinta turned to her with the colour in her cheeks and a haziness in her eyes.For Jacinta
Noun one might recognise, but there is a haziness about La Petite Fadette.Old Friends
- characterized by reduced visibility; misty
- indistinct; vague
Word Origin and History for haziness
1620s, hawsey, nautical, of unknown origin. Some connect it with German hase "hare," an animal which plays an important part in Germanic folklore, with many supernatural and unlucky aspects in medieval times (among the superstitions: a dead hare should not be brought aboard a fishing ship, and the word hare should not be spoken at sea). Another suggestion is Old English hasu, haswe "gray." Related: Hazily; haziness.