- 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
Synonyms for cloudy
Related Words for cloudieropaque, misty, dense, dim, murky, muddy, overcast, dark, gloomy, dismal, foggy, dull, confused, dusky, heavy, indefinite, indistinct, leaden, lowering, mushy
Examples from the Web for cloudier
Historical Examples of cloudier
- 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 depressionhis face had a cloudy expression
Word Origin and History for cloudier
Old English 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.