[ hey-zee ]
/ ˈheɪ zi /

adjective, ha·zi·er, ha·zi·est.

characterized by the presence of haze; misty: hazy weather.
lacking distinctness or clarity; vague; indefinite; obscure; confused: a hazy idea.

Origin of hazy

1615–25; earlier hawsey, metathetic variant of Middle English *haswy, Old English haswig ashen, dusky. See haze1, -y1


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Examples from the Web for hazier

  • Not only so, but words develope themselves into the leaders of thought; and hazy speaking engenders a hazier thinking still.

  • He found when he came into the warm house that he was hazier than he had believed.

    Babbitt|Sinclair Lewis
  • In Mr. Wilson it was transfigured, his friends would say into a higher and his foes into a hazier thing.

    What I Saw in America|G. K. Chesterton

British Dictionary definitions for hazier


/ (ˈheɪzɪ) /

adjective -zier or -ziest

characterized by reduced visibility; misty
indistinct; vague

Derived Forms

hazily, adverbhaziness, noun

Word Origin for hazy

C17: of unknown origin
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