adjective, cloud·i·er, cloud·i·est.
- clouds, the,
- cloudy swelling,
- clough, arthur hugh,
Origin of cloudy
Examples from the Web for cloudiness
It was not just that the sun was shining brilliantly in a place infamous for its cloudiness.
Anyway, her eyes were brilliant; the more brilliant for that cloudiness beneath which they shone.The Other Girls|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Despite the cloudiness of the night, the day had turned out bright, in a season when bright days do not abound in these waters.Dave Darrin and the German Submarines|H. Irving Hancock
But in the vessel containing the filtered air, the steam is not seen at all; there is not the slightest appearance of cloudiness.Meteorology|J. G. M'Pherson
Clouds bring rain; hence a sufficient amount of cloudiness is just as necessary as a sufficient amount of sunshine.Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology|Robert DeCourcy Ward
They ranged from a faint trace of extensive diffuse nebulosity to a nebulous star with a mere vestige of cloudiness.An Introduction to the History of Science|Walter Libby
adjective cloudier or cloudiest
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.