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[mis-tee] /ˈmɪs ti/
adjective, mistier, mistiest.
abounding in or clouded by mist.
of the nature of or consisting of mist.
appearing as if seen through mist; indistinct or blurred in form or outline.
obscure; vague.
Origin of misty
before 900; Middle English; Old English mistig. See mist, -y1
Related forms
mistily, adverb
mistiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for mistily
Historical Examples
  • But her eyes, as they met his mistily, were lit with a proud splendor.

    Spawn of the Comet Harold Thompson Rich
  • mistily he saw the hairy-coated Germans moving about on the forward deck.

    Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound Alice B. Emerson
  • The twin spires of St. Patrick's were mistily dominating it all, as usual.

    The Dual Alliance Marjorie Benton Cooke
  • Barbara looked at him mistily through a film of tears and saw that he was going to ask her to marry him before she was ready.

    Lady Lilith

    Stephen McKenna
  • For I mistily remembered that the Twins, before the day was over, were going to find it a very flatulent world.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • Softly her eyes unclosed now, and mistily as yet their gaze dwelt upon me.

  • At last the ravine stopped abruptly against a sandstone barrier over which the little stream fell lazily and mistily.

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • The drugged Edwin himself would remember the circumstances but mistily: his evidence would be of no value against Jasper.

  • There came a day when the metallic brilliancy went out of the sky, and it became softly, mistily blue.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • From his high vantage point he looked downward at the wide panorama which stretched to the horizon, faintly and mistily blue.

    Master of Men E. Phillips Oppenheim
British Dictionary definitions for mistily


adjective mistier, mistiest
consisting of or resembling mist
obscured by or as if by mist
indistinct; blurred: the misty past
Derived Forms
mistily, adverb
mistiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for mistily



Old English mistig; see mist (n.) + -y (2). Related: Mistily; mistiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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