cloudy

[klou-dee]
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adjective, cloud·i·er, cloud·i·est.


Origin of cloudy

before 900; Middle English cloudi, Old English clūdig rocky, hilly. See cloud, -y1
Related formscloud·i·ly, adverbcloud·i·ness, nounun·cloud·y, adjective

Synonyms for cloudy

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 of cloudier

  • Clark's observation that it was colder and cloudier than the waters of the Yellowstone still held good.

    Down the Yellowstone

    Lewis R. Freeman

  • Her features were like marble beneath the silken dusk of her hair which was faintly outlined against the cloudier darkness.

    The Builders

    Ellen Glasgow


British Dictionary definitions for cloudier

cloudy

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 depressionhis face had a cloudy expression
Derived Formscloudily, adverbcloudiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cloudier

cloudy

adj.

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.

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