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[ fuhz-ee ]


, 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.

  3. indistinct; blurred:

    A fuzzy photograph usually means you jiggled the camera.

    Synonyms: unclear, foggy, vague, hazy

  4. muddleheaded or incoherent:

    a fuzzy thinker; to become fuzzy after one drink.


/ ˈfʌzɪ /


  1. of, resembling, or covered with fuzz
  2. indistinct; unclear or distorted
  3. not clearly thought out or expressed
  4. (of the hair) tightly curled or very wavy
  5. maths of or relating to a form of set theory in which set membership depends on a likelihood function

    fuzzy logic

    fuzzy set

  6. (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

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Derived Forms

  • ˈfuzziness, noun
  • ˈfuzzily, adverb

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Other Words From

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fuzzy1

First recorded in 1590–1600; fuzz 1 + -y 1

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Example Sentences

Often these are fuzzy, tepid commitments unlikely to achieve much beyond a few headlines and the odd like.

From Digiday

Now all you need is a glass of hot chocolate and some movies to make you feel all warm and fuzzy.

Platforms’ self-serving transparency remains a much complained about facet of how these giants currently operate — making efforts to hold them accountable over things like content take-down performance doomed to fuzzy failure.

There were water shrews, with long tails and fuzzy feet for paddling.

A good leader doesn’t tolerate fuzzy, pretentious words, but rather insists their team use plain language.

From Fortune

Some of the video was crystal clear, but in other footage the figures were just fuzzy shadows in black and white.

How can a chilled, acidic, and bubbly liquid make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?

Their products are chosen by online votes which brings home a kind of warm and fuzzy “we all did this!”

Uber pridefully wears its evil reputation the way other on-demand ride-sharing services wear fuzzy pink mustaches.

Though the math gets a little fuzzy from here, Mayo Shattuck divorced his wife of almost 20 years, Jennifer, in 1995.

He washed Lovin Child's clothes, even to the red sweater suit and the fuzzy red "bunny" cap.

A soft fog of snow makes fuzzy smears of the pinwheels, of the children racing, sparklers in both hands, across the frozen lawn.

He was small and chunky in build, and nervous in his mind, and had red fuzzy hair that stuck up around his head like an aureole.

A fat little rascal, with a bobbing fuzzy poll and squirming limbs.

Then he'd hurry ashore over his plank bridge and collect snails and fuzzy worms and similar crawlers by the tide mark.





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