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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 mistiness
Historical Examples
  • Gradually, the mistiness increased; growing, as it were, out of nothing.

    The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
  • Now the garden lay deserted, desolate in the mistiness of the moonlight.

    Nicanor - Teller of Tales C. Bryson Taylor
  • Under his touch it bowed with quick reverence but not before she had seen a mistiness in the kindly eyes.

    Red-Robin Jane Abbott
  • As it approached, a mistiness that formed became a crucible.

    Invaders from the Infinite John Wood Campbell
  • I cannot even shelter myself under the mistiness of the peremptory we.

    Rattlin the Reefer Edward Howard
  • She clasped her hands, and her eyes were lucent with mistiness.

    A Little Girl in Old San Francisco Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • For a moment a mistiness involved every object, and I was able to distinguish nothing.

    Edgar Huntley Charles Brockden Brown
  • He forced back a mistiness that was gathering like a film over his eyes.

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck Lester Chadwick
  • The Goodwood Plunger knit his eyebrows and closed the lids once or twice, and forced the mistiness and pain out of his eyes.

    Gallegher and Other Stories Richard Harding Davis
  • They looked into each other's eyes, and were not ashamed of the mistiness which gleamed there.

British Dictionary definitions for mistiness


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 mistiness



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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