fuzzy

[ fuhz-ee ]
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adjective,fuzz·i·er, fuzz·i·est.
  1. of the nature of or resembling fuzz: a soft, fuzzy material.

  2. covered with fuzz: a plant with broad, fuzzy leaves.

  1. indistinct; blurred: A fuzzy photograph usually means you jiggled the camera.

  2. muddleheaded or incoherent: a fuzzy thinker; to become fuzzy after one drink.

Origin of fuzzy

1
First recorded in 1590–1600; fuzz1 + -y1

Other words for fuzzy

Other words from fuzzy

  • fuzz·i·ly, adverb
  • fuzz·i·ness, noun

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How to use fuzzy in a sentence

  • The fuzziness was from the beer we drank after building bonfires in the dunes in the middle of the night.

    Why I Hate The Beach | P. J. O’Rourke | July 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • The fuzziness comes when Obama tries to explain how exactly the Republicans created this mess.

  • It is this fuzziness that allows the Obama administration to try to have it both ways.

    Cheney Was Right | Peter Beinart | January 3, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • They would stand out solid from the fluffiness and fuzziness and fatness of the others.

    The Tree of Heaven | May Sinclair
  • Grant at the medical officer's advice took a brief nap, which quickly cleared up his mental fuzziness.

    A Fine Fix | R. C. Noll
  • And there was a green cut-paper fuzziness on the frame of the looking-glass in the parlour.

  • The portrait was remarkable for that fuzziness of outline which seems to be inevitable in enlarged photographs.

    General John Regan | George A. Birmingham
  • Perhaps the winds of the mountain being stronger, the fuzziness of his thought would be blown away?

    Eight Keys to Eden | Mark Irvin Clifton

British Dictionary definitions for fuzzy

fuzzy

/ (ˈfʌzɪ) /


adjectivefuzzier or fuzziest
  1. of, resembling, or covered with fuzz

  2. indistinct; unclear or distorted

  1. not clearly thought out or expressed

  2. (of the hair) tightly curled or very wavy

  3. maths of or relating to a form of set theory in which set membership depends on a likelihood function: fuzzy set; fuzzy logic

  4. (of a computer program or system) designed to operate according to the principles of fuzzy logic, so as to be able to deal with data which is imprecise or has uncertain boundaries

Derived forms of fuzzy

  • fuzzily, adverb
  • fuzziness, noun

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